In an attempt to be funny answering another men/women question, I "issued a blanket statement alert" on that question. I'd like to do the same here, but if it was at all funny the first time it probably won't be funny again.
I'm far from lonely, but I can tell you that (as my name probably suggests) I'm a woman. My youngest child has recently moved out of the house, and I don't pretend I don't miss having her coming and going. She and her brother have moved in or out at one time or another (living at school, getting one place or another, etc.) over the last few years; and through it all, when I've been working or spending free time, I've spent a lot of time with my face stuck up against a computer screen. I joke to people that although I've never been someone to "love" material things - I really do love my computers. :)
Besides pangs of missing one grown child or another, I'm not without a few pangs of missing one pet or another that has either died or left my home to move in with its rightful "owner" (I don't like the word, "own", when it comes to living things.)
These days, I am pet-less (after a lifetime of always having at least one pet) and have no plans of changing that cat-vomit-free state I now enjoy.
On the other hand, I know lots of guys (of varying ages) who have pets (and, yes, who also have computers; but so does everyone else these days).
In any case..... "Blanket Statement Alert" on this question, as well as that one I mentioned. :)
Pets or computers, as far as relationships go, I've had one that didn't work out well (but changed in a positive way) and generally have no problems with most relationships. "Loving" one's computer (and/or smart phone) and/or having a beloved pet (or two) have nothing to do with whether we have solid relationships or not.