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I had friends in Atlanta that I'd known since high school and others I've known for twenty or more years. You take for granted how effortless friendships are that have so much time and history.
You know one another really well, you know what to expect from each other, and even if you don't see your friends every day, you know they are there for you. Even my new-ish friends in Atlanta had some connection to my long history in the city.
In addition to a circle of really close friends, I had an extended group of neighbors, work associates, parents of my kids' friends, and service providers hairdresser, grocery clerks, etc. You don't realize how these concentric circles of people in your life create a familiarity that feels safe and comforting. They are the netting that holds life in place and gives you a sense of belonging.
The first six months felt like an extended vacation, but as winter set in and the novelty wore off, I began to miss my friends in earnest. When you're in your twenties, meeting new people doesn't seem so daunting.
I had a full-time corporate job in a big city, and there were plenty of opportunities and fun places to meet new people. But now I work from home in a small town, and I'm past the point of hanging out at clubs or bars to find friends.
I've had to stretch myself to find a new tribe of people in my new home town. Finding new friends isn't always easy and comfortable. Sometimes, as much as you want to have friendships, you'd just rather curl up with a book than attend some social gathering or meet-up with a group of strangers. Especially for introvertsit takes a lot of emotional energy to put yourself out there.
But you can't go belly up and remain a hermit forever. You have to find places to meet new people. Here are 30 painless ways to meet new people and develop friendships: This is how Ron and I met our new best buddies here in Asheville. There are tons of beautiful hikes nearby, and we spotted a couple on the path of one long hike who were sociable and about our age.
When you're on the trail with someone, it's easy to strike up an authentic conversation without the distractions of daily life. When you're surrounded by the beauty of nature, it inspires connection. If you enjoy hiking, meeting people on a trail means you've found a friend who shares your passion for the great outdoors. That's one point in their favor already. Just remember, before you go your separate ways to suggest getting together again. Get involved in a sport or activity club.
If you don't meet someone on the trail by yourself, join a hiking club where you hike with others. If hiking isn't your thing, you can join a running or biking group, a softball team, or a tennis league. Find a group who shares a physical activity you enjoy and become a regular.
Strike up conversations with other members and suggest meeting for coffee, wine, or beer after an event or meeting. Join a book club.
If you love books, a book club is a wonderful way to meet new people with a similar interest. You can find book clubs through your local bookstore, online, or through Meetup. If you don't find the right fit for you, start your own club and invite other members to join.
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There are so many fun opportunities for volunteering with large groups of people where you might find your tribe. Volunteer in areas that are meaningful and interesting to you.
You can volunteer as a coach, for a cultural event, or for a local art show. Whatever kind of group activity interests you, you'll find it at MeetUp. Scroll through the various events in your city to find something that lights your fire, or type in your interest and see what's available. I've found book clubs, networking groups, and social groups through MeetUp.
Talk to your neighbors.
Sometimes the people we're looking to meet are in our own backyards. Have you reached out to your neighbors lately? If you see your neighbor working in the yard, walk over and offer to help. Or make a little extra soup or an extra dozen cookies and walk them to the family down the street. By extending yourself just a little, you might meet some wonderful new friends within a short walk of your home.
Wherever you happen to be — in line at the post office, at the grocery store, or at a concert, start a conversation with someone around you. Have a few conversation starters handy so you always have something to say to kick off a conversation.
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Yes, this might be uncomfortable at first, but if the other person is friendly and responsive, it might be the beginning of an interesting connection. Ron and I have a beautiful white collie named Scotch.
He's unusual because he's white collies are usually black and tanand he really is a handsome guy. When we take him on a walk, we get stopped by nearly everyone we pass. Taking your dog for a walk gives new people a reason to stop and talk to you. Other dogs will be naturally curious and drag their owners over to say hello in doggie language. If there's a dog park in your community, take a ball or frisbee and have an outing with your pet.
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The odds are good you'll meet people that are fellow dog lovers. Sit at community tables. Find restaurants that have community dinner tables or bar tables.
Rather than isolating yourself at a two-top, sit at the community table and meet new people seated nearby. Reach out on Facebook or other social media.
I reached out to a few and have met up for coffee. Through Facebook, you may discover some old friends or acquaintances that you didn't know lived nearby. Host your own casual dinner party or open house and invite your neighbors, people from work, or acquaintances you've bumped into along the way.
Invite them to bring a friend along so you expand your potential circle of new connections. You don't have to do anything elaborate. Make a pot of soup or order a few pizzas. The point is to simply bring people together and expand your circles. Find a business association. Are there groups or associations related to your career?
Research local business events and attend them so you can network professionally and personally. Go to a cultural event. Do remember a few online safety tips: On social networking sites, keep your profile as private as possible.
Only befriend people known to you you can chat with new people without allowing full access to your profile. Never arrange to meet anyone you met online unless someone goes with you and you meet in a public place. People you contact online are not always who they seem. Check cyberbullying for more.
Meeting someone for the first time Try not to judge based on first impressions. They might be having a really bad day or be feeling unwell. Building your self-esteem and going easy on yourself can often calm your nerves. Opening yourself up to people can make them feel more comfortable and more likely to be friendly in response.
Try not to get too personal. From this starting point, you can find more things to talk about. Listen to their answers and ask follow up questions. Tips on remembering names include: Let us know what you think How and where do you meet new people? What makes it successful? Let us and others know by leaving a comment.