Post # 1
So I moved back to my hometown and the only people I know here are my old friends from high school. I do love to hang out with them sometimes, but I am not really close to any of them anymore. My best friends are spread across the country. FI doesn’t have any close girlfriends for me to befriend and the girls in his family are too high drama for me. I work in home health, which I love, but which also means than I am around elderly people all day, so no friends my own age to bond with from work.
I want to meet some new girlfriends here but don’t know how! I know that when I start back to school in August, it might be easier because I will get to know people in my classes. I just miss having my best girlfriends around.
The only activity I am involved in is horseback riding, but most of the people at my stable are alot younger or alot older than me (I’m 23).
So how do you meet new friends as an “adult” if you can’t meet them through work?
(ETA: Not sure if I posted this in the correct section. Sorry!)
Post # 4
You could try meetup.com. I’ve joined some groups on there that are close to my home – have yet to attend any events yet though.
I also do a lot of volunteering – you always meet people that way.
Post # 5
Are there classes you could take? Maybe art or cooking? I live in a rural area so that’s not so much available but I know in bigger cities they are an option.
OR–You could always just sit around a mall like a creeper and stalk people until you find someone who looks like you might get along with and go for it 😉
Post # 6
@Ryansgirl: I second that suggestion. I had a friend that joined, she loves it. You can pick and chose what you want to do. Dinner out, bowling, trips…. so many FUN options! Married couples are in the group, too. They are often people that have relocated so they are in a new city and want to meet people. So possibly you can bring your FI sometimes, too (if you chose!) and hang out with another couple.
Take a look at it, it’s worth it : )
Post # 7
I wish I knew! We just moved to a small town and I’m at a loss. It’s small enough that there just aren’t a lot of activities or groups that I know about. My only idea so far is, despite not being religious, attending a church.
Post # 8
if you go to http://www.meetup.com, you can usually find a number of social groups that meet with various interests. I belonged to a Board Game meet up group for a couple years, and had started a cooking club meet up group in my hometown, which I understand is still going strong. You might also look into taking some crafting classes at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, or see if the local community class has some fun non-credit classes. I took a class in mexican cooking once, and had a blast with all the people I met there.
Post # 9
I stand corrected! I was sure Meet Up wouldn’t have anything for me because I live in such a rural area but I found out there’s a girl moving here that looks like we have a good bit in common! Thanks for the recommendation, ladies!
Post # 10
@caitlanc: Yay, I’m glad you found it useful!!! I’m looking forward to finally getting out to some events in the groups I’ve joined!
Post # 11
Is there a professional woman’s association or a young professional group in Louisville? If so, they probably have a once-a-month social you could attend to get a feel for the age/occupations/interests of the group and go forward from there.