^ good point, it's still a good use of time to socialize even if it doesn't go anywhere romantic
Yeah, that's something I often recommend to someone who is having trouble finding that someone special. They often get worked up over it, so much so that it's a turn off. Just going out, being social without particularly looking for a romantic connection allows them to be more relaxed and fun. That'll in turn attract potential mates!
That's often why you'll hear stories about it happening when you least expect it, because you're just relaxed and having fun and voila nature takes its course!
Overthinking and stressing over it is a sure fire way to kill any budding romance!