For those of us who aren't coupled, it's important to be aware that many of our touch needs can be met outside of sexual relationships.
Many bonding behaviors aren't sexual at all and can be shared with anyone willing to be that close. It doesn't have to be that either we have a partner or we're SOL.
I have developed a lot of friendships this year with people who are open to nurturing touch, so that I don't have to wait until someone comes along who wants to share my journey to enjoy lovingly connecting with others through touch.
Touch is vitally important to our emotional health, and also can help us feel less needy sexually, so that when we do form relationships, we have better reasons than filling aching voids in our hearts or aching yearnings in our loins. :)