Be and don’t worry.
Try just speaking to everyone and turning everyone into you. At the gym, school, work, park, bookstore, bar, wherever you are, draw people into you. Turn up the tease.
Don’t pay attention to their attractiveness or face value. Let this become your new way of dealing with people. When you are in with one other person or group, feel free to call strangers in and make them part of the conversation.
If you are in ‘on’ mode, people will start approaching you as well.
This helps so much to remove the agenda that causes ‘approach anxiety’. Once you talk to everyone, someone that’s interesting is just another person that you talk to. And because you talk to so many people that one person’s reaction doesn’t matter anymore… Voila! Goodbye hanging onto the outcome and the resulting rejection/bitterness if it’s not the outcome desired. There is no ‘desired’ outcome anymore.
So, befriend everybody.