Welcome to the site. Lot of good people with good information who have been in similar situations.
Your in a lot better shape then most people on this site in that your okay with conversating and meeting new people. That is where most people with social anxiety problems arise.
The worried about what people think about me issue you are having is very very common. Getting therapy can really help with that issue. Its called CBT therapy. Have you seen a therapist or mental health professional. It would probably help you a lot