Haha, too true. I'm always hearing how I could meet people (whether friends, maybe even a girl for dating or whatever) if I would just go outside. I spend a decent amount of time out of the house — not actually "socializing", but I go for a walk, maybe to the store to buy groceries. I have never once had a conversation with a stranger. Sometimes there is some ridiculous smalltalk made by a 90-year-old.You won't receive any empathetic suggestions. Instead, people will suggest that you do ridiculous public antics that they would never do and have also never made friends that way: go talk to a stranger at a cafe, approach someone reading a book in a bookstore, go for a walk in a park alone and start talking to someone sitting on a bench. Those are creepy, weird behaviors that normal social people rarely do to make friends, and anecdotal evidence to the contrary is usually a stroke of luck that you shouldn't count on.