10 Ideas To Make New Friends - Help Me :)
As I get older I realize how important it is to expand my friend network. Friendships are so important to our overall well-being. As someone that owns a small company and that's worked from home for 20 years, I don't have many work friendships anymore. I would love to hear from this community of people about other ways I can make new friends!
Here's what I'm doing now:
Sign up for an improv class to meet other people trying out new talent. Everyone will have the same learning curve and yet a fun atmosphere to meet others.
2. Join a Hobby Club
In an effort to make new friends I joined a state kayak and canoe club. These people to turned out to be fantastic and were so welcoming. I nearly drown twice BUT I still think joining a club like this is a solid way to meet new friends.
Another way I've tried to expand my friend network was to volunteer in my local community.
4. Join Professional Network
This one is a little tougher because I enjoy networking with others in the consulting industry, it wasn't nearly as fun. They all want to just talk about business - which I do enjoy but, sheesh sometimes I want to talk about something else! 😁😁
5. Stand Up Comedy
Similar to trying out Improv, signing up for classes on stand-up comedy would be fun and you could meet people trying out a new hobby. I've not done this yet, but I'm looking to sign up for a class later this summer.
6. Ask Current Friends For An Introduction
When I explained to my VERY SMALL network of current friends that I wanted to meet new friends and I would love an introduction to people they thought might be someone I would be friends with - I received mixed results. One person connected me with 3 people she knew but, others said they didn't really know anyone. UH - so they must not have very many friends either. 🤣🤣🤣
7. Wear A T-Shirt That Reads: Will You Be My Friend?
If I get desperate, I could pull out all the stops and wear a shirt that explains exactly what I'm looking for. 🙋♀️
8. Ditch Peloton, Go Back To A Gym
I'm not sure about this idea. Maybe signing up for some workout classes would be a way to meet new people. I don't think creeping on people while they are lifting weights is a good idea.
9. Deploy Children
This is not really an option for me anymore as my kids are young adults BUT maybe if I had deployed my children to go make friends then I could meet their friends' parents. If you need friends, try this one- let me know how it goes.
10. Walk The Camino AGAIN
In April I walked across Spain from France to Compostela - I met many new people BUT because my son was with me I didn't make the effort to make friends. I guess I need to do it again, maybe wear my Please Be My Friend t-shirt. Just a thought. :)