Somehow I've managed to go 3 semesters at my university without meeting a single new person or making any new friends at all. It's all my fault, obviously; I'm not going to run around blaming the world for my shortcomings but it's clear that this can't go on much longer. I am getting incredibly lonely and, as a result, pretty aimless and ambivalent. I never thought I was much of a social person, and I'm really not but I don't know if I can go another semester just wandering around campus by myself or sitting alone in coffee shops. It's starting to effect my motivation, my plans, and just everything. I'm not falling behind in schoolwork but it's not all that pleasant either. The past year I've concentrated a lot on myself. I became a runner, I take excellent care of myself, I learned to cook, and I studied a few things that I've always wanted to. It's been great and everything but as good as it was for me personally, it's been hell socially and I spent a lot of my time alone. I've tried joining clubs and talking to people in my classes and going out, but nothing seems to stick. In clubs, I go a few times, get bored, and then stop. My classes are fine but they're not specialized enough that I would have common interests with many people in them and I'm not one to sit around and talk about television or video games or drinking or whatever the hell passes for chit-chat these days. My roommate is my friend of 10+ years and a decent person most of the time but she just has the effect of sucking the fun out of anything. All she does is sit in the apartment and study her little brains out. She isn't stupid by any means but she seems incredibly jealous as of late that I don't have to study or work as hard as she does for my grades and that leads to this weird one-sided competition. So, needless to say, I don't want to spend much time in the apartment which is fine but difficult to avoid. So my question is, what can I do? These forums seem to generate a lot of these threads and I've read through a few but most of the responses seem to be vague bromides like 'Join clubs!' or 'Talk to people in your classes!' I appreciate the sentiments, but a lot of these are unimplementable or already tested and tossed out in my situation. Anyhow, thanks for listening and merry Christmas PF!