There’s nothing wrong with spending time alone, but everyone needs a few nice friends! If you are friends with people simply because of history or circumstances, then gently distance yourself if they are not a good influence, or balance it by gaining a few friends that share your interests. This is best organically, but if you need a little outside help:
Together Friends is a site where you can link up with like-minded women for trips out, to make nice platonic friendships. People can also use the site to meet up for days out and holidays.
The Silver Line is a network where chatty volunteers phone up people living on their own, and have a nice long chat. There is also a conference call option for two or more recipients to chat, who then may go on to meet independently later on.
The Friendly Bench looks like a large modular sofa. But it’s a bench for a community to sit outside, and designed to encourage conversation and friendship. Learn of toxic flowers and trees and mulch to avoid near walking dogs and visiting animals like cats.