It is pretty good that you add " quality friends"
I am a loner too, and I understand you.
I am not someone shy, but current people just get me bored,
It is not their fault of course, it is just that I am in love about magick and entities, and passed the " hooo, see how the day is looking bright" or some mundane chat, I just get bored.
Also, people that I don’t even know tend to talk to me about their problems, each time I am around sooner or later they will talk about their personal drama,
And I know why, I am someone who truly listens what others have to say, and unconsciously, they know.
Each time I am outside, strangers just come talk to me out of the blue…if I wanted to have 1k fake friends now I would be all good, but like you, it is not something I am looking for, well, not anymore.
Demons or other entities can really help you with that, I came from 0 mage friends to 5 now in 3 months,
And it feels so good to exchange with people who are actually knowing what you are talking about…and the jokes are heartwarming!
Lucifer was the one that have put my friends in my life now, but do a little research or take DarkestKnight advices and sure you will have pleasant surprises about friends this year!