The center of your entire life should not be the search for that special relationship. Try to keep yourself happy and steady by enjoying the activities you like, maintaining good relationships with your friends and family and working toward advancing your career. All these things are positives and will be an attraction to that someone special when you do meet them!
The reality of the situation is that we all have shortcomings and flaws, and attempting to totally bury them is not giving the person involved a chance to know the real you. And believe it or not, very often some of the things we try to hide can be helped by the person we are getting to know and vice versa.
The truth of the matter is that you really shouldn't be looking to jump into bed with someone, before you have spent the time to really know and understand just who they are. Invariably, making this effort will wind up with the sexual part of it being even far more rewarding for both parties when it does happen!
You have to get yourself to be truly interested in your date and not just pretending to be. They will pick that up quickly and the results are not going to be good, so make the true effort to focus on them and what they are saying!
Whatever will distract your attention from the person you are with is a negative, so get rid of them and keep your focus on who it is you are with. Learn to keep your attention on them and not on yourself!