BTW, there's no ice cream in the house. There really oughta be someone to go get ice cream with too!
On a serious note though, I probably am too young to completely understand how you feel, but I do know how loneliness feels and it sucks (for lack of a better word). That's why I always grill with family or friends. Even if there isn't an occasion and you're feeling down, call up your buddies together or hang out with a sibling. It helps so much to kill that pain. And also, when that feeling sets in, just pray. I always direct lonely friends to Jeremiah 29:11 because its so true. God has plans for all of us and He really works in mysterious ways. Just don't give up and always remain hopeful. I didn't give up and I found "her" eventually. Well, more like we found each other. :)
It's awesome I went for the first time 2 years ago in San Antonio and I only attended part of it (because of work) and the spiritual experience I had affected me. I went again last year to Denver and enjoyed it even more. For those of you that live close to Philadelphia, it's worth a shot.
Don't focus on finding a date. It's about finding God. And if you already have Him, then you'll get to know yourself even better People from all over the US go to this event!
Having a big dog around the house makes the grill a little less pathetic looking since he ensures that I throw something on there for him too.