Obviously you are looking for a more enlightening answer but the question you ask, is nearly impossible to answer.
What do you actually want? You need to think long and hard. Because you could end up in a long term job with career prospects, wife and children. But still end up asking yourself the same question in 25 years time.
On the topic of love. Finding a person and falling in love doesn't quite work like Disney (as you already noticed), I have no data on this but I would bet large sums of money on people "loving" people from childhood or places they regularly meet (like work). It's basically a compatibility test. Sometimes there ill be things which irritate another, but can be passed over in favour of the positives. The more people you meet the more chances you have of meeting the person who meets your compatibility. Your best bet would be to go to places where you are likely to meet someone who fits your type. Go to whatever clubs and meeting places fit your favourite sport/art/music etc.
So far I have met exactly 0 people of the female persuasion that think along the same lines as me. But that more due to a lack of meeting new people (or so I hope).