There are plenty of ways to meet people. Even at college. College may seem big and daunting, but there's lots of people there. You can talk to them in class. You can join clubs, sororities or fraternities. You can hang out in common areas or the student union. There may be lonely moments, but at a state college, such as University of Central Florida, you are never really alone. And, you know, it's in Orlando. So there are lots of other people nearby also.
But one thing that would not be a good idea, not a good way to meet people, is to set fire to a couch. Because meeting people in a fire evacuation is a neat idea, except when you are the firebug. Just not something most people are looking for. So stick to the more traditional methods.