Now is the time to broaden your social horizons.
Make a point to meet someone interesting every single week, someone you want to get to know better. You never know what might develop down the road, or whom you might eventually meet through this person. Perhaps a professional (or even personal) connection will spark.
Rule #1: Make that first date short, a half hour for coffee or tea. Building a long relationship begins with tiny steps.
Rule #2: Remember to leave them wanting more of you, not less -- which means don’t overstay your welcome, make any type of demands, or in any way ask for a favor. In fact, the only things you are allowed to ask are questions about this new person.
Rule #3: Report back to the Academy on how quickly your life is improved by this simple practice....