If you say that you are super lonely you come across as desperate, as if ANYONE would do. No one wants to feel insignificant.
You have to make people feel like they are special to you in a particular way that other people aren’t.
People feel more confident and proud of a relationship if they feel like they’ve earned a place in your life.
Had a talk with my friend about this recently and they said it cleared things up. So, I figured I’d share gist of the convo in case it can help someone else.