There are more ways to meet people then ever before. You might consider checking out meetup . com. This is (not) a dating site but rather a site for people with common interest to get together in an informal setting to exchange ideas and socialize. There are groups that meet regarding wine tasting, meditation, yoga, hiking, movie clubs, book clubs, writers, singles, dancing...etc: Just about any type of group you can imagine. In fact the site encourages you to form you own group if you're so inclined to do so. Even if you don't end up dating anyone from one of the groups you are bound to have some fun with people of similar interest.
Generally speaking it is having a positive spirit and being happy that attracts others to us. In my book: My Cat Won't Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany) I wrote a workbook section titled "Finding your own way". I take the reader through an exercise where I have them create a detail "profile" of their ideal mate. You want to be as specific as possible including imagining their (occupation, interest/hobbies, places they would shop, neighborhood they'd live in, church they might attend, gym they'd work out in, restaurants they'd frequent, sports teams they'd follow, singers/bands concerts they'd go to see....etc Once you have all that down where you are almost in a sense (walking in their shoes).... The next step is to (Be there!)
In other words as I wrote in my book: "One must be willing to put him or herself in places and situations where they are likely to meet the type of person they want to attract."
Odds are very likely as CJ stated what you want is someone who is like you. Therefore (be yourself) wherever you go. Dating should be a "fun exploration" and (not a mission)! Best of luck!