Julie the best way is to find a team and then you have narrowed the field for Buddies. Message board goes far and wide it's just a welcome really.
Go to the teams and look at what they offer. If you want someone local go to your state province or whatever and join that team.
If you find a hobby or something you like and know about, then get another team. Personally I like my few teams that way I remember friends so much better. HUGS Pat in Maine.