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Thanks everyone for your posts
It's even more frustrating when family isn't supportive and often are the ones to blow your off and make you feel worse.
I'm in my early 20's too, and it's not getting easier
I think we all get lonely from time to time, no matter what our situation is.
By reading your post, it's hard to tell what kind of personality you have. You said you were nice and normal, but are you quiet? Insecure? Do you lack self-confidence?
Since you don't have support from family, do you think speaking with a counselor or therapist would be beneficial to you? Maybe that would help you identify your weaknesses or insecurities. And once they are dealt with, your self-confidence would improve.
Then it would be easier to strike up conversations with people. And the more interaction you have with others, the more you'll find out what things you have in common with them. That could be the beginning of new friendships for you.
There are also various websites and self-help books that you can read up on, to help you open up and learn what works, and what doesn't, as far as making friends, building confidence, etc.
BTW, I'm not saying that this is your problem. I'm just throwing ideas out there, in case they can be of help. Good luck to you.