well, i guess the question becomes one of whether it's a physical loneliness or an intellectual one. i mean, intellectual loneliness, the urge to communicate with people who think like you do, is easily solved on the phone or with a chat prog (i'm a bit old fashioned; i prefer talk). a physical loneliness is a bit harder, though...you want to be around comfortable people, in which case, you're right, get a driver's license.

i've been alone (physically) for years, now, since i sleep the opposite schedule as my housemate. it ceased to bother me when i realised that people in other parts of the world were awake, and i could talk to them.