I did not get that impression. In fact, @BANE 's writing suggests to me that he is not at all dependent, because it suggests he feels he cannot meet such needs in a partner, should they desire it. It seems like a perfectly reasonable question to ask, ESPECIALLY if you tend towards being independent to begin with.
That being said, it seems the answer he's looking for could be easily determined by simply observing the person in question. I mean, it's tough to hide such needs, you know?