A true friend does not sit quietly assuming your dramas are pointless. A true friend pries deep into your soul to find out why your dramas have meaning to you, and why you continue to be a part of dramas in your life.
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day -> Truth, we leave all the wrapping paper on the floor for the cats to play in it makes it just that much more wonderful and joyful :)
Seriously, never settle for less than you deserve, and everyone deserves someone that loves and respects them. So even if you're lonely just remember it will hurt more in the end if you settle. Be patient, your prince will come!