How to find a D&D group to play with?
There are many ways to find a D&D group to play with. The first question you have to first answer is: do I want to play D&D online or in-person? Once you've made that decision, it's time to start looking for like-minded players and Dungeon Masters.
If you're looking for games in-person, one of the best ways is to check out your local game shop. You can call, send a message on Facebook, or go in person to see if your local game shop hosts D&D games. Sometimes game shops will let you join or host games in their shop for free or a small fee. This is especially nice if you feel uncomfortable going to a strangers house for a first session. It's also a great way to make friends and grow your community!
If you live in an area where you don't have any game shops nearby, check out Facebook to see if there are any D&D groups in your area. Just search for "D&D _____ (the city you live in)" to see if there is an active Facebook Group that meets up.
Another fantastic option is your local library. A lot of libraries host a myriad of events, and many are starting to host D&D games. Libraries are a great resource, and they are always looking for ways to bring the community together. If your library doesn't already host D&D games, maybe you could grab the reigns and try to host a D&D campaign yourself? The library could help you advertise and setup flyers to get sign-ups.
Finding an online D&D game to join may be a bit easier in some ways, but may offer some challenges in other ways. If you're looking to play online, there are many great options out there to choose from.
Here are just a few: Discord, D&D Beyond, D&D Online, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, etc.
You can typically go to the forums in many of these platforms to find other D&D players who want to schedule a weekly campaign.
Whether you're playing D&D online or in-person, the trick is finding a group who will be committed and like-minded as you. This can be done by simply having an initial conversation with the group and setting expectations for how the campaign will be run (often referred to as Session Zero).
Once you've done that, then its just a matter of making friends and having fun! Good luck and happy gaming!