Today if National Make A Friend Day.
You can never have enough friends. I know is probably awkward and uncomfortable to meet new people.
There are several ways to meet new people, of course it will take some work on your part.
Start by joining a club or take a class that is relevant to your interests. Take a cooking class, join a reading club or just smile and say “hi” to someone.
Always be yourself. There's nothing more difficult then having to show your true self after you realize someone could be a good friend.
When you meet someone for the first time it might be a good idea to stay away from the religious and political topics, at least until you get to know them better.
So, go out into the world and make a new friend today.