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Loneliness can only be felt if someone has made you believe you weren't.

True or False?

I personally believe that this is true. This is more than likely to be my misanthropic side speaking - but how would you know the feeling of being lonely if people hadn't made you feel like someone was there and dropped you again?

I'm curious for other people's thoughts on that, which seems to be a possible thought process that's keeping me awake.
I think you may be referring to possible rejection and not just loneliness.

Loneliness is an emotion that can be quite devastating and depressing. It can have many causes and can make oneself feel worthless.

It is up to the person concerned to take steps to limit the feeling and to possibly become more active in groups or other things that are going on around them.

It is hard to feel lonely in a group of friends while you are enjoying their company.
I honestly don't even know what to think about it. I don't think loneliness is the fault of the person necessarily. I think part of it stems from depression/anxiety/feeling misunderstood and loneliness can make all of those worse, so it's a vicious cycle really. It's hard to want to get out there and not be lonely, but something always holds you back. Try asking the geeky kid with a gimpy leg. Nobody wanted to hang out with her no matter how hard she tried. It all depends on a lot of things, really.
I think it's probably a compilation of things rather than a singular reason.
I suffer from loneliness because my anxiety can prevent me from going out.

From what you say, it sounds like "You don't know what you have until you lose it".

Personally, I think I need interactions. Sometimes I may want to just sit in my room, and not talk to anyone. But I can't do that forever.