Most Helpful Guy
I wouldn't read too much into it. You might've put him on the spot, so he probably blurted out the first thing that came to mind. In context to your question, his answer doesn't even make sense haha.
Most Helpful Girl
NO.. to be honest that isn't it just seems like he wanted a girlfriend for his own selfish reasons.. normally a person would say they wanted to date ____ because they found someone worth dating, and positive aspects about you. Not just the fact that he felt lonely :/