I do agree - real life friends are important. When I was a kid we moved around so much, I was always having to make new friends.
I remember one day after a move I just thought to myself "I can't do this anymore." I was 11 years old LOL. I guess I was tired of moving LOL.
Even now, I was in this area for several years before I finally made a connection that I would call a good friendship.
what is it about where you live that drew you there in the first place?