I'm the same way, but it still makes me not want to bother reaching out to people on here. When I actually make an effort (trying with multiple people) and it gets nowhere it's like "What's the point?" But I guess can't get through their anxiety/depression wall, or maybe they just don't want friendship with me particularly for some reason. Oh well.
Not singling anyone out. This happened with a few different people.
Its a pain in the arse trying to get to know people, especially SA people who are avoidant and can come with all sorts of other issues too.
I thought when I first started using SA forums, that I could meet someone who would get me etc, and I did, but she's got other issues that complicate things, and so have I, like being unemployed.
I did manage to meet her though and live with her and live a normal life, doing all sorts of fun stuff that normal people do.
However, I've tried to meet multiple people before from here and SAUK, but people back out, for obvious reasons.
Sometimes, I think the only way is to get out there and become normal, because there's plenty of fish in The Sea of Normality, and it's a dying pond here and SAUK.