Think about how many people you know. Think about how you got to know them.
How did that happen? How did each relationship start?
Chances are it wasn’t because you both wanted to just ‘meet more people’. At least, not in the abstract. Chances are it was because you had something in common. You had something you wanted to offer them, they had something they wanted to offer you.
Even if that something was as simple as a chance interaction and an interesting conversation.
That’s how connections are made.
They aren’t made through simply wanting to connect.
Find what you can offer people.