I am a college student and I feel like a failure because I can’t seem to make friends. I try so hard to talk to new people and be as outgoing as possible, but I can’t get it right. I have a few casual friends but nobody wants to hang on the weekends and I never get invited to anything. My school has a very close community feel, so everyone around me is constantly having fun, but I don’t know how to replicate that. When I do spend time with my friends, they spend the whole time telling inside jokes and planning their next get-together in front of me (which I am not invited to). When I meet new people, it seems to go really well at first and they seem to like me, but something must go wrong because they never want to hang out again, even when I instigate it. I don’t start drama/ am not a downer but everyone sees something about me that they must not like because I can’t seem to make real connections. I want to feel like I belong somewhere more than anything.I was really excited to go to college and I am passionate about my degree, but the loneliness is making me miserable. Everyone had high hopes for my future back at home and I have let them and myself down by hating every second of my existence. I would give anything to have what everyone else seems to have when it comes to making friends.