Basically I am 23 and extremely lonely. I have never been particularly good in social situations, but I used to have a life. Now, two of my best friends are in Prison and the other has just had a child so I don't see much of him.

I have never had a girlfriend and am still a virgin, this bothers me a lot and the fact I spend 90% of my time alone makes it even worse. I have a decent job and wouldn't say I'm unattractive. I'm 6ft4 and slim.

It's really starting to get to me and I need to do something about it. I need advice on how to meet a girl and people in general really. I've tried online dating but didn't have any luck. I'm thinking about going to a crowded area and trying to spark up conversation but I think this would be difficult. I can have a decent conversation but I am not very good at small talk.

What would you do if you were in my position?