I mean we are all anxious about meeting people in general so doesn't actually meeting one in person seem kind of a stretch? I mean I've been here quite a few months now and it was a really long time before anyone ever PMed me about anything. :um
The meeting I went to Thursday night was surprising. People were talking, and the conversation flowed. There are different types and degrees of social anxiety, keep that in mind. It's worth getting out there and meeting new people, in my opinion.