New Friends In A New City

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No one told you making new friends as an adult was gonna be this way.

A sad fact of adult life is that finding new people to hang out with can feel impossible. And, while our slightly more hectic schedules can unquestionably make it harder – it can be done. It just requires a little more effort.

Are you wondering how to make friends in a new city? We can help!

Here are a few proven methods that are sure to help you find some brand-new friends in your new home.

Get Out There

First, you can’t meet anyone if you never leave your house 🏡. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and start your search for new friends by checking out a few local events.

Concerts, art exhibitions, comedy shows, and other live events are all fantastic ways to meet up with a few new people who share some of your interests 🎨.

Just use the event as an ice breaker, strike up a conversation, and who knows? You may wind up meeting your new best friend.

Get Involved

One of the easiest ways to make friends in a new city is by getting involved with something that interests you. Try signing up for a class, joining a local group, or volunteering somewhere.

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Whatever method you decide to use, getting out, and getting involved will lead you to people who share some of your interests.

Hit The Gym

You know what they say: misery loves company!

One of the quickest ways to make fast friends is by going through a difficult situation together. And, there’s not much that’s more difficult than a CrossFit or spin class 🚲.

Joining a gym is a great way to make friends – especially if the gym you join offers classes.

The best part about meeting someone at the gym is that you don’t just gain a friend, you get a fitness buddy!

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Try The Modern Method

Dating apps aren’t just for dating anymore.

So many people started using classic dating apps to find friends, a brand-new app genre was born.

Friend-finding apps like Bumble BFF or Meetup may seem a little impersonal. But, they’re fantastic for finding people you may never meet otherwise.

So, before you knock the app method, why not create a profile and give it a try?

Be A New Friend

Sometimes to make a friend, you need to be a friend.

When starting out in a new city, you can’t assume everyone is going to go out of their way to make friends with you. You’re going to have to do a little legwork yourself.

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If you’re in a new office, try inviting a few of your new coworkers out to lunch or a special event. Introduce yourself and strike-up conversations yourself.

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