Hi Book lover17 and welcome!
It's really hard to make friends and for those of us living alone it can be tough! I've come to the conclusion you only find a very few really good friends you can rely on.
I live alone with my little dog and I've tried over and over to make a couple of friends here, but in a large regional town the women in my age group seem to have cliques they've known forever and they don't need anyone new. I can't find a way in and now lockdowns make it even worse!
Does your name mean you like reading? We are in hard lockdown here but I love reading and keep in touch with a few book bloggers in Australia and it's a real help to have them to chat with even online like here.
I've also noticed when I am out walking my dog how many people alone are also lonely and in need of a chat. Even just this is a help. Is there a park where you could walk and maybe try chatting to someone else alone or walking a dog?
You're very welcome to browse the forums and join in any discussions here!
Are you in a city or regional area?
I'm sorry your friends cancelled on your plans. It's hurtful and disappointing when people do that.
Being lonely is a problem for so many of us these days so please don't think it's about you!
I miss just being able to chat with the staff in the library when I go there but that's closed now too!
I learn music here and at least I can talk to a couple of people from my music school on the phone as we can't meet up in lockdown!
Being lonely and needing human company is something I truly understand and it's miserable.
Be kind to yourself. Do keep talking to people here!
I wish I could think of more ideas but I think I'm having the same problems as you are! I don't know what I'd do without my dog Sam.
Cats are great too! What's his/her name and what kind is he/she?
Virtual hugs to you from me and little Sam (in my picture) 🙂🐾🐕💖🌷😷🎶