How you can Be Around Like-Minded People:
Go to a class that has a bit more depth. Try a history class for feminists or a cooking class on your very favorite dish.
Go online. OK, I'm the first to admit that the internet is filled with weirdos (hey you're looking at one) but it can also be a great chance to meet new friends. Whether you join a mommy group, a book lovers Facebook group or a local meetup it can be a great way to meet new friends.
Don't be afraid to ghost people when they can't take No for a complete answer. As you meet new folks and try to feel out friendships you've got to know when to pull the plug and say it is just not working.
My cheat-sheet of easy answers are:
The same political views as myself. This is a time of deeply, aggressively polarized world views. I find I can't be friends with people who haven't put in any thought on why they believe what they do.
Love of the same foods. Food is one of my favorite activities to do with friends. Now, you may say, hey Rose food is not an activity. Well, I hate to disagree but... It is. Find people who love baking piazza at your house, who love going wine tasting or who want to drive on day trips to find the best brownie in the county.
A lover of travel. I love sharing my dumb mistakes and wild stories from my travels. I also really love hearing other people's personal travel tales. A great friend to me is one who can share in a love of seeing the world anew on each trip.