Browsing in a specialty store gives you the opportunity to meet people with similar interests.
Take notice of the books that strangers are looking at or the music that they pick up.
Those closest to you likely have a good sense of your unique qualities and who might be compatible as a dating partner.
Going on a date may also feel less nerve-wracking if your potential suitor is a friend of someone whom you know.
Unfortunately, if this behavior is allowed to continue over a long period of time, your chance of meeting someone and having a satisfying romantic relationship is greatly reduced.