Krishnamurti described truth as "a pathless wilderness." The truth of Yael--of who you are and what you want in life--will be unique, as you are.
So many forces, from Madison Avenue to Mother Nature, have conditioned us to think there is some magic in the number 2. And perhaps there is, just not the happily-ever-after kind that we've been told to look for.
I envision each of us as one node in a huge web of relationships, including many friendships, some of which from time to time may offer some level of pleasurable physical touch. Religious and political institutions will resist and try to regulate how we connect to one another, but their paradigm has been a miserable failure. It's up to us to insist on something better.