Hey OP, things have got to be tough but you've got to be tougher. Don't go for your buddy's girl; in fact, avoid her as much as possible and get out there, do other things. Talk to other girls, meet other people, just do something. Maybe a find a hobby? Your job might suck, but try weighing your options. Is there anything else you can do with the education you have?
Like other anon said, family will always be there for you when you need them.
Best of luck, man