I am very familiar with loneliness.
... My best solution so far has been to make friends by pushing boundaries, or going out of my way for people in dark places.
To push boundaries, the actions required are a literal translation of the description - the person may feel uncomfortable if not done correctly, but if done properly, the person will hardly be able to put you out of mind, creating the perfect opportunity to forge a friendship.
As for making friends with depressed/lonely/sad/other people, it's as simple as can be. They're vulnerable, and feel that no one understands them. Offer a compassionate light, and they will be drawn to you.
That's how I've made the friends I've had. I haven't kept any of them, but it was always fun at the time.
The only true way that I have been able to deal with my loneliness is to develop a strong relationship with myself. I feel as if I am more than one person, but I realize that that feeling is purely illusory - rather, I am more than one fragment of a person, understandably, and I find the inter-communication of my fragmented self to be very fun.
It's by no means the best way to deal with things, but it's a long shot from being the worst. Loneliness only induces the occasional panic attack in me - a small setback for a mostly beneficial state of being, depending on one's 'luck'.
As I stated in the post above you, I am happy being alone. I don't think it sucks. Hugs, Devlyn
I am both unhappy and happy with being alone. My mind is always conflicted about things, and most of what I say is something I can both agree and disagree with. I hate being lonely, and I love it as much.
Life wouldn't be nearly as fun if my mind were unified.