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About 8 months ago I (24 m) graduated college and moved to a small island in the Caribbean for work after living in the States my whole life. Despite being here for a while I still feel like I haven't made any friends. I've met people, went out, had fun but never really made true connections and had anyone I feel I can actually relate to and feel a real connection. I dated a girl who I wasn't all that into for 2 months just so I'd have someone to spend time with. It didn't work out as we didn't have a whole lot in common, and honestly I found myself not even enjoying my time spent with her. As much as I try I can't seem to find "my people". In college I was pretty sociable, was in a fraternity, had a good amount of friends both and outside of it. I was never a popular person, but I had close connections with people I enjoyed. I still keep up with some friends with regular phone calls, this is really all that keeping me sane. I feel that i need to have a group of peers that I can relate to to feel happy. Ive thought about giving up on my goal and trying to be happy on my own some days, and some days I am. But after a few days I go back to wanting a human connection. I'm not sure if it's worth sucking it up and spending time around people I don't find particularly interesting to me, or to try to keep embracing being happy on my own until I find someone I am happy with.
Tldr: What are some good ways to go about being happy when you feel like you are alone?