Nope. My dog doesn't need doggie friends. I do not get that way of thinking. He does get to "play" every now and then with my neighbors lab who he really likes and I trust. But he walks side by side with him on walks all the time (we walk together a lot) and they ignore each other. It's been great for training every since they were both pups.
He thinks I'm the best thing EVER. He has done without play dates and dog parks his whole life and is a well rounded dog who is a pleasure to own.