IceBuckets saidI was in your same shoes a year ago. And a year later...I'm still single. The trick is that you can't be out looking for it specifically. You just gotta let it come to you. I want to tell you to invest in some activities where you know you're going to meet other gay men but you have to go into it with the right attitude and not just for the sake of meeting someone to date.
Or if you just want a hookup, Grindr helps. For conversation with other gay men, RealJock is easily the best though.
Pretty much what he said is spot on. You're 19 dude and going through a lot of changes. Are you in school? If you are look into studying abroad for a semester or a year. I spent over a year in Europe while I was in college and had the time of my life. You'll meet new people, see amazing places. If you're not in school, I'd seriously think about going.
If you want to take some time off go for it. Maybe have a plan or a short term goal like going to Europe for next summer. Work save up some cash and next summer take a few weeks off and travel. If you can't find a friend to go with go by yourself. You'll meet so many people. Do you know how many people would want to be able to take off for a month or two and just wander around Europe or somewhere else. Some of my friends can only take at most a week off work and they still have to be checking their emails or phones daily. That aint a vacation. You're young and cute, sometimes you need to get a little ballsy, take a few risks and get out of your comfort zone.
Pick up a hobby or get into a sports league. Here we have a gay dodgeball league, so much fun and you meet amazing people.
I get lonely sometimes and I'm like f&^k how am I gonna meet someone. When I get that away I try to get up and do something, anything...just to get out of that mindset. I also read this quote from Mark Twain :
“Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile.”
Hope this helps ya.