By this, I don't mean you need to be good looking. But you do need to take hygiene matters into account when you're trying to be social. If you're dressed like a bum and smell bad and have stuff growing on your teeth, few (if any) people will want to be around you.
Remember, your friends are a reflection of who you are! What does it say about someone who is friends with a greasy slob who stinks to high heaven? By the same token, what does it say about someone who is friends with a happy and fun person who smells nice and looks good?
Shower, bathe, use deodorant, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and wear decent clothes. You want to project the right image and make it easy for yourself to meet others.
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