It’s probably fair to say that if you’re looking to be ‘asked out’ early in the year, you can definitely make it happen. Go out the first weekend and I’m sure you can find more than one person who is interested in you.
That being said, you can also avoid this if you want. One way would be to not go out and be social (which I wouldn’t recommend). The alternative would be to just tell anyone who asks that you’re not interested.