|Ironically, I've never played Dungeons & Dragons|
In the past I have lamented how I feel guilty about not making more of an effort to socialize and try to meet up with friends. It's not like I was a wild part animal before versus the present situation. I don't think I've ever been overly social to begin with. But there are parts of my that think that I should be more social since it is somehow expected of me.
Thus it is with some irony that I've come to realize (and perhaps celebrate?) the fact that my most social activity actually turns out to be gaming. And I mention this is "ironic" mainly because the stereotypical notion of tabletop gamers are a bunch of antisocial geeks playing a weird game in their mother's basement. Far too often people claim that being a gamer is all about not having a life or something like that.
So maybe I'm not as antisocial as I thought I was. In the past years since I started gaming thanks to Tobie, I'm met quite a number of new friends, enjoyed exploring different stories set in different eras and settings and of course had many, many adventures, all while sitting around a table.
So if you want another way to socialize and meet new people, you may want to consider joining a few gaming groups (and not just one). Expose yourself to different people, try playing characters outside of your comfort zone and you're going to have a lot of fun in the end. And it doesn't matter if you play complex tabletop RPGs or just gather to play Monopoly. Gaming is good for your social life.