I was dragged to a Pentecostal church by a shipmate one time when I was in the Navy. I did not expect to like it but there was a youth group -people about my age involved in sports activities, bible studies etc. I got involved, found a lady who I friended, hung out with, dated and more.. for about a year then we split up and I stopped going to that church.
This post was edited by Kittigate at January 13, 2017 4:26 PM MST
Don't equate having a relationship with being lonely. Having a relationship doesn't automatically cure the loneliness issues. You can still feel lonely. You can still feel lonely in a room full of people!
Would it surprise you if I said that most teens/young adults feel alone? Well they do. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), it is part of life's maturing process. Yeah, it sucks. I know. I could give you a whole bunch of unsolicited advice that you will either just resent or just won't make sense to you. So, instead, I will (still unsolicited) recommend some stuff for you to read that might help you get an idea as to why you are feeling this way and how you might be able to fix it. I know you didn't ask for it but I thought I would give it a shot anyway. Yeah, I'm old and pushy. I know.
Some people are able to meet their ideal friends or partners, some not. There's nothing formulaic or predictable about it.
The most unwittingly cruel things often told to someone unable to find another, are comments like "there's someone for everyone" or "plenty of fish in the sea". It's like those self-satisfied types who tell you, "you can do anything if you put your mind to it". In either case, such remarks are not just untrue, but they knock the victim's confidence still further.
Many single or widowed people, of either sex, throw themselves into special-interest clubs or voluntary organisations, both for the interest itself and for company.