I find that a lot of times, when I do reach out, it's not really worth it. People have trouble understanding where I'm coming from or what I'm saying or thinking. So I get funny looks, smart ass remarks or the "smile and nod" treatment. Not sure which of those I hate more.
So I withdraw. But that works against me, too. People become so accustomed to that, that when I do reach out, I'm practically invisible or they just don't have the time because other people are more accessible.
I suppose I could do what everybody else does; go to the clubs and bars and run the streets all the time. But it would be a lie. I'd be doing something I didn't really enjoy just to try and fit in. And that thought just honestly sickens me.