Im saddened by the folk who keep saying they have no friends as there is nobody else like them. We all have far more in common than not, however we look, or however we live. We all want the same things, and I think the problem for a lot of folk is a crippling shyness because they think they won't fit in.
My son's in laws are out and out Tories, they don't really understand my way of living, and I'm the same with them. However they are basically nice folk and try to interact with me, as I do with them. I don't like to spend a long time in their company in one go, but hey; we both do our best.
Step out of your comfort zone and talk to everyone you meet. Don't make the mistake of thinking of others as normal/boring/sheeple/whatever, try to see every person you meet as a unique child of the universe. If we can't see the rainbow of others, it is because our eyes are closed.
If you have time or inclination, volunteer at a charity shop or foodbank. You will meet loads of folk and learn to interact with everyone. It is practise, as much as having things in common.
Be Happy, everyone. xxx