Perhaps speed dating (If that is still a thing). It might get you out just to talk to people with no preconceived ideas or commitments. What about work, can you hang out with friends from work? At 23 you must have friends that will go out with you to just strike up a conversation with … Read more
If you focus on getting yourself comfortable talking to people you don't know, that would help alleviate your shyness.
My suggestion is to do a google search in your city for things you are interested in and join a group / club. That will bring you in touch with people that you don't know but share … Read more