Even though in college I hardly had much of a social life and was lonely a good bit (transferred schools and had some family issues that had to be worked out), I still had some idea of how social life in college worked. You had dorms, Greek Life, and other stuff to help you make friends with tons of other people around your age group.
Now from what I read its a ton of depressing stuff, most of it pointing to how bad it is supposed to be and how much it is supposed to suck, how being lonely is normal but I hate being a loner. Life dealt me a tough situation in my college days which stopped me from having the social life I wanted but now I am trying to figure this life after college thing out.
So how is it supposed to work?
How do you make new friends that aren't too old for you?
How do you find your social circle or crowd to be a part of?
How do you avoid being a loner without any friends?