Hi Little Deb- I just felt the need to write you after reading your post about the creepy old geezers.
I just came out a very similar life experience- being stuck without means to a car, not feeling like I belonged, having trouble making friends, and meeting loser after loser. If you can believe it, I continued to live in this state of unhappiness with my surroundings for 10 years! I finally felt that I couldn't stay where I was (the place or lifestyle) and be happy so I relocated 2 years ago. I was told constantly by my family and the very very few friends that I had, to stick it out, make an effort, happiness comes from inside. You know- that's not completely true. Sometimes (more often than I think people realize) you just need to be in a place that is more conducive and accepting of who you are. It sounds like to me that you might be in this situation. There are cities in the US and Canada where you don't need a car, where the public transportation is excellent (subways, metro, trains, etc). Most of Europe and Asia is that way already. Maybe you are more creative and need to be around similarly creative types. There is a book on the market by Richard Florida called "Who's Your City" that talks all about this. His website creativeclass.com can give you more info. He simply articulated what I already instinctively knew- that I needed to move and happiness isn't just "inside you" but is influenced by your surroundings quite a bit.
Anyway- it worked for me. I just wish that I had left ten years ago instead of trying to make it work for so long. Wishing you the best!!