I have posted this before, but it's definitely the sort of topic that has been up for debate a lot recently with someone I know. I'm of the belief that when the time is right, you'll know. Fate will take you where you need to go or keep you where you need to be. It will open your eyes and your heart to the right person. (After you make yourself ready to be open to such things...)
That's not to say be a hermit. That's also not to say go all out crazy while you wait. I think there's a happy medium.
But until the moment finally comes, grow your own avocado tree. And chin up!
LORELAI: Someday you'll meet someone, and you'll just know it’s right. You won't want to hesitate. You'll just know.
RORY: I hope so.
LORELAI: I really do believe it.
RORY: So I guess no avocado trees.
LORELAI: Well, no avocado tree.
RORY: You know, I think I'll get my own avocado tree.
LORELAI: See? You could get your own cherry tree, get your own peanut tree, just have peanut butter all day long.
RORY: Peanuts don't grown on trees. They grow under the ground.
LORELAI: Whatever. My point is you can have anything you want.
RORY: Oh, yes. It’s wide open.
LORELAI: What do you mean, peanuts don't grow on trees?
RORY: Mom, trust me. I'm a college graduate.
(PS. Part of/most of this script sounds strange out of context. Go watch Gilmore Girls!)