I always enjoy sitting at a bar or community table and chatting with people. It is far preferable to me than keeping my nose down looking at my iPhone. Even when we would go out together (in the former married life), I would chat with bartenders or people next to me just to meet them and find out their story.
Last year I read a book by Brian Grazer called A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, which really resonated with me as it spoke to the idea that if you are curious you are lead on different paths merely by wondering. Rather than setting your heart on where you are going, you just keep following where the curiosity takes you.