I've been a loner all my life. I'm one of those people who actually prefers being alone and there is no need to be sorry for me but, occasionally I do feel lonely but not desperate enough to look for one night stands just to fill up the space. Instead I'd go hang out in some crowded sim so that I won't feel alone or so lonely and listen to the music and the chat and I'd sometimes join in the conversations.
Of course, when I had a companion, it was better but that is neither here nor there.
My first ever best friend when I was 9, exhorted money from me because she somehow managed to convince me that I lost her pen. To this day I am amazed at my naivety. Then there was this best friend who had to leave school because she didn't get the good results. There was this other best friend who stopped talking to me when she started going out with my ex. I didn't care about that but I did care that she stopped being my friend. By then I told myself to hell with all the BFF bullshits.