Of all the things being done to teach you to connect with others, add this one as well: be yourself.
When you do not bend your values and are simply at your best, you create a space, a space for you to figure out who your real tribe are.
Once that is solved life becomes wonderful with being easy and bending yourself for your real friends.
It is just in the clicking together of wonderful human beings. Those connections that maybe started as a wave, become either a goodbye or a wavelength of lifelong happiness: just because you were you and accepting of the person you were connecting with.