Originally Posted by dhaller
In seriousness, it's just a matter of getting involved; hobbies, clubs (the interest kind, not the soulless meat-market kind), amateur sports leagues. Check out Meetup.com and see what local groups support some of your interests.
This is how it is.
Also, if you want to find people to date... don't discount the online dating websites. Maybe you'll find someone to go on those vacations with you.