Adult find a friend
Comment, post, make funny jokes, chat, then if things start getting pretty serious, start chatting, texting or even (gasp! You probably get a million invites to things like random birthday parties, special events for businesses you've never patronized, and friends doing live home births (true story). Sometimes all it takes is that one rare unicorn who kind of gets you to open up a whole new world of people. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.You probably have a good 200 Facebook friends that you actively ignore and another 50 or so that you only accidentally ignore. I posted on Facebook that I wanted my friends to hook me up with people in their circles that I shouldn't be living without and I met some of my all-time favorites.Find people you wouldn't mind sharing the same oxygen with and become a more active presence in their online lives. So much easier said than done, but you'll have to do it at some point if you really want to meet new people. You don't have to become flush with all of the coolest friends in town.
But making friends as an adult is more like seeing the gynecologist. Where do you start without resorting to combing loud bars filled with people who are actually as young as you feel but who look like middle schoolers? I can't guarantee you won't feel like you're about to get the speculum or that you won't fall on your face and spill something that stains on something really expensive.
But it still is important to admit this problem, because it is true. But yeah with the way society is structured and the emphasis on individualism it is monumentally difficult to make friends as an adult. Once you've left school, where everyone has to serve their time and are banded together in a common experience for years on end, you are pretty much on your own and the conditions for forming meaningful friends are few and far between unless of course you make it your mission to find those conditions for yourself. There is no order and there is no plan ahead of you unless you're lucky enough to have healthy role models to follow.
You're now completely responsible for your fate and no one knows what they should do. One good thing you could try to counteract this problem is to not focus on making friends and stop trying to achieve that specific goal.
You're consumed by the nervousness of trying to make something specific happen.
You don't have to not care altogether, that would be weird, of course you care.