I don't crave cuddling. Never did. I loved being with someone whose company I enjoyed, but cuddling felt like being smothered. I liked to sit close and hold hands or have him lay his head in my lap while watching a movie or listening to music.
The only cuddling I ever enjoyed was cuddling an infant. That is a warm and comforting feeling.
Cuddling is one of the joys in life.