I’ve moved around a lot. And I have a kind of a check list:
Go to a place where you’d like to be ( library, pub, park).
Do something you like doing
(having a beer, taking a walk)
If some speaks to you they could be a nice open friend
Speak to someone, your new best friend could just be shy. Now you don’t have to tell them your life story just your name and maybe asking them a question “hi my name Is Emily are there any books you would recommend?”
Who do you think it is...