Post # 1
Just looking for some advice. My Fiance and I just recently decided the date 10-22-11. Yay! But, I just realized that as pathetic as it may sound my friend pool is pretty pathetic. I’ve been so focused on my kids and Fiance for the last few years, that I guess I’ve completely been neglecting to branch out….So, does anyone have any suggestions on how a 26 year old mother of 2 can start meeting new people?? I grew up half way across the country from where I live now and have no clue on how to meet people…no I don’t really go to the bars anymore, and outside of that i’m just coming up blank…Just been thinking that I would like to actually invite people to our wedding and it’s kinda hard when I know that the majority of people that I am friends with won’t be able to make the trip to attend… Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!
Post # 3
Have you tried meetup.com, they have groups where you can go meet up with people in your area and with common interests. Like you can meet other mothers, too. I’ve been to a bunch and it helps. Good luck!
Oh, welcome to weddingbee!
Post # 4
When I had my son, and lived in a new town, I looked online! I found some websites that had “mom groups” in the town I was in. You could write to other moms and set up playdates and stuff. I actually met some really nice ladies that way, and they can all relate to you because they have kids too! Good luck, I know it is hard!
Post # 5
Do you have any hobbies? You could always join a club or take a class so you can interact with other people.
Post # 6
I’m a bit of a shy person too and I don’t make friends very easily. My Fiance is just the opposite, he thinks he is a politician or something. He has a lot of friends and co-workers and we always get invited to their house or out to dinner. I’ve made friends with either the girlfriends, Fiancees or the wives. Does your Fiance have friends or co-workers you could get close to?
Also, being a mother of 2 children, you can make friends by having playdates and such.
Post # 7
wow I have the same problem!
Post # 8
I am kind of in the same boat as you. I’m a 25 year old mother of a one year old and a four year old. In July we moved away from our hometown, and the only town we have ever lived in. I was terrified, because our hometown is tiny and I was literally friends with all the kids I went to kindergarten with. My son made friends in playschool, and I started reaching out to the other mothers that were dropping their kids off too! We joined a reading group for preschoolers and my one year old goes to Tumble-Tots, so I see alot of the same women several times a week and thats how I made friends! Is it sad that I had to use my kids, lol.
Post # 9
No, I haven’t tried looking online awhole lot. But I will definately be looking now…Thanks for the suggestion!
Post # 10
@maharamanda: I bet there is a chapter of MOPS near you!
Post # 11
Sorta, my Fiance does have friends and co-workers. The probelm is that he’s out of town for work from Sunday afternoon til Thursday night every week. Not to mention it just seems like every time I’ve tried making friends with one of his co-workers girlfriends or even his friends’s girfriends they break up and then it’s just awkward. If that makes any sense…
Post # 12
I don’t have many friends either, I found if I go to local “hang out” of people my age (25-29) I meet some…but I still don’t have a “net” of friends either. My BFF is my Fiance.