When you meet someone, try not to think of that person as your next life partner; think of her/him as a prospective friend, instead. Have fun, smile, laugh, give yourself a chance to have a good time. Be yourself and don't try so hard to impress. Wait until you're ready to go out, but don't expect people to come knocking at your door, either. It might be a little hard at first, but once you do it more than once, you start to feel more comfortable and less stressed about it. Give yourself some time to start dating. I'd start going out and making friends at different places, before thinking of actually putting myself in the dating scene again.