With every new semester and every new job gave new opportunity to meet new people, but with that, it seemed to be the "same old, same old" with everyone being established in a relationship.
With 10 years and countless dates, I've made a few friends, gone on lots of dates, and have even managed to get 3 somewhat serious relationships out of it.
That's three solid years of practice to will take into your 30s much more confident about your ability to meet women in person.
Do your best to have as many girl-friends and go out with them, no matter how they look. Then you at least have enough experience to know where the descent restaurants, bars, clubs, whatever.
It's price but those guys are the best at reprogramming your head about dating rules and skills.