Volunteering - A great place to meet other people and help your community.
1) It gets you out of the house
2) You get to do something good for the community
3) You will feel better, because you did something good for someone else.
4) You will meet other volunteers...and you never know who they will know.
Here are some links to find a volunteer opportunity in the DFW area:
JFS Mitzvah book - http://www.jfsdallas.org/volunteer.asp
Volunteer Center of N Texas - http://www.handsonnorthtexas.org/