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How do you make friends?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:39 am
by leedslad1981
This may seem like an absolutely ridiculous question, but I struggle so much to do it!

I am not a particularly shy person and I am able to hold a conversation with people, but I can't seem to make friends!

I am new to the city I live in; well I say new, I've been here just over 2 years now, but basically, I don't really have anybody in the area that I could just call up and say 'do you fancy meeting up?' or 'do you fancy going for a drink?'

I struggle to get on with my work colleagues outside of work. Actually, I have never socialised with any of them outside of work. I am not in a position of authority as such, but the people don't see me as one of them and everybody who works there have all been together so long, it's almost as if I would be intruding on already established friendships.

I have tried putting adverts on webistes to try and take up some hobbies or sports to meet people, but financial constraints mean that isn't always possible.

Any advice folks??

Thanks

Re: How do you make friends?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:02 pm
by rufio89
I went on a website called City Socialising (www.citysociasling.com) which is made for exactly this reason. To be honest I didnt really get on with it and didnt really find that I 'clicked' with any of the people there, but I did have a good time on the socials I went to. I think it's just the luck of the draw who you meet. Definitely worth a try.

Aside from that, hobbies I suppose. Do you have any hobbies? I think it's probably the best way to meet people because then you know you share a common interest.

I'm not great at making friends either though, so probably not the best person to ask!

Re: How do you make friends?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:32 pm
by leedslad1981
Thanks, I'll take a look at that and let you know how I get on!

Re: How do you make friends?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:55 pm
by highlandcow
Ooh...I've heard of that website. Let us know how you get on...I'm kinda curious to try it out too! :D

How do you make friends?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:04 pm
by Skarlet
I was a host in my local citysocialising it can be a great way to make friends. :)