This is false because a man with a handful of close friends is a relief for a woman.
However, this behavior tends to get misunderstood.
You have so much personality.
The truth is, very few of our social connections bloom into close relationships.
It seems my Nmom's take on this is that I'm just pathetic and no one would want anything to do with me unless they were desperate and couldn't find someone else to get their needs met.
The only way to keep being courageous until you meet another brave soul who connects with you is to tend to what is perhaps the most important friendship of all: the one you have with yourself.
Can you imagine introducing yourself to 1,000, or even just 100 people without making a single friend? The key here is listening intently and being open to judgment in turn.
However, using your friends as therapists will wear on them.