Definitely one of the things we've realized, especially with losing our social group, is that we need / want to have more friends in general.
It's hard - I have a hard time introducing myself to people, much less getting groups together, I tend to be a wall flower. But I'm working on my "people skills," so to speak, because I really do enjoy spending time with friends once I can psych myself up enough to make them.
It's ironic - I have a 16 year old sister who is much better than me with people. I keep going to her for advice on how to just get out there and meet people. Her experience is with youth group and Christian retreats - not exactly the areas of interest that I'm looking at - but a lot of the skills and tips seem to be widely applicable. I have a feeling this "making friends" thing is going to be a life-long endeavour lol.