Or email me, or IM me, or even just comment on a facebook status... before facebook actually, I talked to people more - but because people update their status there is no reason for a quick chat anymore.
I have no trouble being social with new people, and in situations where I have a good opportunity to meet new people, I often develop a new 'wave' of friends (new schools, starting uni, etc.). I'm in my first real job now though, and unfortunately all of my colleagues are at least 5 if not closer to 15 years older than me and just doing different things.
So now I'm at a loss to meet and make new friends, whilst my existing friends (who I always seem to put a decent amount of effort in with, trust me) slowly drift away from me. I don't think I can stop this, because its not to do with how nice I am, or whether I'm putting effort in - its just because the people I know are moving on with their lives. To be honest, I don't live within 50 miles of the vast majority of my friends now so it's hardly a surprise.
So I guess the inevitability is to make new friends, and this is where I'm stuck. I have the social skills to talk to people, and get to know people on a friendly / acquaintance basis. Maybe not a close friends basis, but I just have to hope that comes later.
But I don't know the best way to meet strangers who I'm likely to get on with, and that's really my big problem. I know some people are good at going to pubs / bars and striking up conversations with strangers, but I guess I'm not great without an ice breaker or excuse to talk to them...
I think it's something that, going forward, if I don't get a handle on I could be 35 in 10 years with one or two 'distant' friends and nobody else. I don't want that.