I spent years alone with no one, much longer than you Fluffy. Now I have loads of people to hang out with, but only because I just couldn't stand it anymore and put myself out there. I was beyond lonely.
I've tried to meet multiple people on here but it's been failure as no one I've spoken to wants to, or is incapable of doing it. Forums are the worst place to meet people as you're dealing with the most severe cases of SA.
If people don't try and put themselves out their, you're doomed to a life of nothing.
If you're English it's a waste of time trying to make friends on here unless you want online friends.
I haven't got time for that any more. I want real life friends but to find those you have to find people like you who're actually capable of meeting in real life, and for me, this isn't the place for that.