About the only reason he ought to do some socializing is to become good at it when he gets stuck having to deal with yappers. Just be smart about who you meet and where. While she found him attractive, charming, and interesting, she still wanted to have a marriage and children, while he wanted retirement and a travel companion. You can keep a profile up but don't have any expectations I agree with maleman At your age you should be making real life contacts. I don't socialize because I really have little interest in socializing.
I'm sure there's a subreddit of whatever game you play with in the city of your choice.
Online dating can take up a lot of time and statistics show that people are keeping themselves busy by searching for someone to date online. I'm certain he would have done the same if we'd met on OKCupid but I've been leery of Match since precisely because it's designed to funnel people right into exclusive relationships right off the bat as compared to OKC. Avoid eye contact with people in public.