Man was created to love and, of course, to be loved, because love always implies reciprocity.
Created to love God, in the first place; but also to love himself, his neighbor, and even the whole of creation. The key issue here is the degree of intensity of this love and the order in which it is granted.
The love of God does not exclude love of all things and all other people; quite the contrary. As stated above, it only requires applying due order to its strength and application.
What the love of God does require is that it be above and exceed any other love. No bounds are set to loving other people or the things of this created universe, as long as one loves God more than and above all of them:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Therefore, one must love God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and, according to Saint Luke, with all his strength (10:27). The second commandment, which is just like the first, says one’s neighbor must be loved as oneself. The difference between them, as can be clearly seen, is essential.