going to a bar alone may give someone the wrong idea lol but try going to the gym, some gyms have free classes with membership. Like yoga, aerobics, zumba etc...try meetup.com, (if you drink, I suggest joining a wine tasting group), volunteer somewhere.
I just moved to the Midwest. And it's pretty lame and cold here I must say. I know how you feel.
Church groups or social activites groups.
Online. I guess.
that would be good reasons to not go on dating sites lol
I'm all up in the club.