Post # 1
Hey there hive! This past weekend, my longterm bf and I were talking about trying to do activities to make some new friends. We’re totally in adulthood limbo. We have a house and live together, but aren’t married with kids yet. A lot of our friends seem to be single & mingling or pushing a stroller. I looked on Meetup.com briefly, but everything near us seemed to be a little nerdy for our tastes. 🙂 Any ideas?
Post # 3
Maybe do you guys have some co-workers who are in similar positions as you are? SO and I have become really close with a couple because SO worked with the guy, and they got engaged right before we did, so she and I have really hit it off, and she’s a great person to talk wedding with when my single friends want to pull my hair out.
Post # 4
We need to hang out with coworkers more often, I dont’ know why we don’t. Right now Darling Husband has so many friends from college still, but they are all starting to drift apart and move away. I feel like coworkers are a safer bet b/c they obviously have things in common right off the bat and most likely live nearby, etc.
We’ve tried doing a couple things like a wine and cheese cruise and sushi cookign class, but the other couples were really antisocial it was strange.
Post # 5
I’ve made a lot of friends through school but if you aren’t in school that’s less of an option of course. The next biggest source of new friends for us are friends of friends! When you do have get togethers with your friends, encourage them to bring other people along. We also do other social things like belong to a bike club, dance lessons, cooking class…We don’t always turn those acquaintances into friends but we definitely could if we were feeling the need. Coworkers are definitely another source…my fiance has changed jobs a couple times in the last few years and has managed to meet some fun people. A couple of his coworkers have become really good friends of mine.
Craigslist posts a lot of different activities, so you might find something on there that you’re interested in doing. If you have any hobbies or want to gain any hobbies, groups that meet for them can be a great way to meet likeminded people. Oh, and having a dog! We don’t have a dog but most of my friends with dogs say that it’s an instant and easy way to meet neighbors.
Post # 6
What about volunteering somewhere? If you have a dog, dog parks are a great place to make friends.
My SO and I are struggling a lot with this too. We’ve tried meet-up, done a yappy hour (happy hour where you can bring your dog), and just stayed close with friends even though we are in a little different stage of life then they are.
Post # 7
Ultimate frisbee – we play pickup with a somewhat consistent group of people and have made a lot of friends that way.
He is in a PhD program and has made friends there. I went to college in this state, so a lot of my college friends live nearby, but most of the new friends are either through frisbee or grad school.
Post # 8
We’re in a similar position. Most of our college or childhood friends aren’t in the same “life place” as us, and unfortunately neither of our current places of employment allow for much socialization. I’m hoping to take some interest classes in the near future, but coordinating schedules is a challenge.
And considering your location… perhaps we’re all overdue for a Boston-area Bee meet-up?!
Post # 9
You could always try church! I’m sure there will be couples there.
We’ve just had some good luck w/ meetup.com!