That lead to some serious Man Ho'ing. (Not with actual men -sorry BFD)
Dayum, Padre you big tease!
Bubblie, I was in a LTR for 17 years. After we split up I jumped head first into another relationship that lasted 5 years but, we never lived together. I used to jokingly call him my rebound boy. I wouldn't recommend starting a new relationship so soon.
Now I have been single for about 5 years. It took time getting used to being alone as I was "married" since the age of 19. When I first found myself all alone I made some huge life changes. I quit my job and drove around the country for a while with my 2 dogs. When I returned home I sold my house and re-located to a different part of the country. That was about 3 years ago. I don't think I will ever find myself in another relationship although I won't totally shut the door on the idea. It's just that I don't know if I can find the patience to put up with anyone's shit anymore. Color me jaded and a smidge bitter.
I do get lonely at times and when things are not going well I miss having someone to hold me and comfort me.
Welcome to the board and the best of luck to you. I know it's not easy to feel that sort of rejection.