What is the best way to meet new people? I’m quite introverted/shy but I do have a (very) tiny circle of (close) friends. –@binarymac
Good! You solved the first problem: having a tiny circle of close friends. Now, do one of the following:
Organize a dinner club. Everyone in your circle cooks for the others (do this one day every week or so). You rotate through the circle. The one challenge: everyone has to invite others to the dinner that nobody else knows.
Another technique: guy or girl: take dance lessons. Preferably tango classes. Your bodies close, you rotate through the other people in the class, you talk before and after, and over time you plan tango outings, etc. This works. Ditto for cooking.
What are your interests? When I first moved to New York City I had one interest: chess. So I went to Washington Square Park and played everyone who sat around there playing all day. Next thing I knew, I was living with them (although not in the homeless shelter where half of them lived at).
12 Step Programs: There’s a 12 step program for everyone. Here’s my experience with them http://bit.ly/fWS54A:You have a room full of people who have hit bottom in one way or the other and need to commune with others to get over it. Many of them have short skirts, pretty faces, dramatic problems. What better way to meet people?