Tabitha and I will occasionally go out to lunch together at the weekend. She seems to get really excited about it (I am guilty of spoiling her a little, and doing things her mum may not approve of like going to the pier) and it's one of my favourite things to do. As she gets older, she's becoming more and more fun to spend time with. She talks about things I wouldn't expect, which makes conversation very interesting.
I guess what I'm trying to say is: if you have trouble making friends, have a child and then train them to like you?