Use your available resources. First off, do you access to drugs that will get you out of the "whoa is me" syndrome? No? Then get that chin up and that frown off of your face. Women don't like downers.
Next; borrow your niece to go shopping with at supermarkets. Young, divorced moms just love to talk to single dad types that are shopping. But....keep it low key. Whatever you do, if they say; "What an adorable little girl", don't respond with; "thanks, ya want to get together and try to make one for yourself?". It don't work
Humor.....women love to be made to laugh. Tickle their funny bone and they will follow you anywhere. Never be pathetic. Women will walk all over a pathetic man.