The "trick" to surround yourself with good people is to lower your estimates of quantity and quality. As said upthread, people are people. Good and bad in varying ratios. Try to see yourself as others see you? If you look for faults, you will find them! If a reasonably minor character fault makes you classify people as "fake", you will never see any good in them.
I am open to increase my "network" at any and all times and wish I had been more forgiving when I was younger! Now I have "matured" a little, I tend to be less critical of the total of others' personalities and instead concentrate on their (in my opinion) "good" qualities...therefore, the guy I have a drink with in a bar will not be told all about my wife and kids, as this would be straying from the reason for meeting...a drink and a chat about nothing of significance. In other words, a nice hour or two in good company.
Then again, it is a subjective issue and everyone will be different. For what it is worth, I invite you to PM me (if you want to) and we could meet and have that drink and chat? I always enjoy meeting new people from different backgrounds and have been around myself...some people tell me they like my "war-stories", while others find it hard to suppress their yawns!
Best wishes and suerte!