You'll meet some pretty amazing people if you expose yourself to others on a daily basis.
I'm in the same boat as you. If you don't mind my age maybe we should get to know each other.
Friends are overrated...Unless you are looking for someone to talk about someone else to, I don't see the need to have "friends". It's nice to have people to do things with, but other than that, its always conditional, and there is always drama.