Don't try to fit into any norm. Just be yourself. Sooner or later you will meet someone who will like you for yourself, and vice versa. Then you will want to stay in that relationship. You can't make this happen. It just happens when you are being yourself, and it happens at the right time. Better off alone than twisted into some shape to please another person. Whitewolf was being a bit silly. I know you weren't talking about marriage.
Great advice from Crazy Dice. I'd only add the idea that giving what you want to experience to others is also a great way to increase the likelihood of receiving that back from others. For example, if you would love for someone to listen to you and hear you without judgment and with compassion, try listening to others and hearing them without judgment and with compassion. In my own experience, I have found that the old cliché which states that you reap what you sow has a fair bit of truth to it.