Dang it. I was watching this thread and really hoping more people had suggestions.
Perhaps they don't because, in my experience, coping strategies don't work. I'm as busy as I can be, out most nights of the week having dinner with friends, playing sports, going to parties, movies, etc., and I'm even searching for another parther, but the time without a partner gets frustrating and lonely.
My solution to my problem is another partner. In the meantime, I cope. *sigh*