What are your hobbies? If there's a club or similar related to your interest (cineforum, book club, sewing club and so on) in your area, it's a good way to meet new people in person, and you'd be sure that you have a common interest :-)
I did that with tabletop roleplaying games when I changed high school, and some of the friends I made there are still very important in my life.
Hi, my name's Lavinia and I'm from Italy. Feel free to use my real name and please forgive my English mistakes