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.
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.
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!
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.
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.