Post # 1
Since I left college and the nice pre-made social network I just fell into there, I’ve had no friends. Really, none. I moved to a new city a year ago, and while I’ve met some people through the website meetup.com, I haven’t actually made a connection with anyone. Right now my husband is playing Magic the Gathering (yes, he’s a gigantic nerd) and I’m home alone, bored and listening to bad music. I want a hobby, something social that will help me meet and connect with other people. What do you do as far as hobbies?
Post # 3
Um, I am part of a Church so lots of activities there. I love to cook, or crafts, also ultimate is super fun!
What are your interests?
Post # 4
My hobbies aren’t social, so they won’t help you lol.
Cooking classes, art classes, exercise classes, dance classes, book clubs, outdoor sport or activity clubs are all great places to start; you’ll just have to see what seems the best in your area.
Post # 5
running, reading….that’s about it
Post # 6
I do lots with GirlGuiding I love it (you do get to meet a lot of different people) it is very social
Are you crafty, languagy, exercises?
I crochet, cook, garden, run, do yoga, dance.
Could you do a class in something?
I did a sign language course while at uni and met one of my very good friends through it.
Post # 7
How much money are you willing to spend on your hobbies?
Post # 8
I go to a ballroom dance class and a sign language class. Both are excellent ways to make new friends 🙂
ETA: Oh, and I’ve also met many interesting people in the past by doing volunteer work. Don’t have time to do that right now unfortunately, but I really enjoyed it when I was doing it.
Post # 9
My husband is at Magic right now. I am sitting at home, watching Supernatural, playing online and reading a book.
I also have very solitary hobbies. 🙁
Post # 10
@mallo: GirlGuiding sounds so cool! There’s a similar program in the US, but I’m not too good at relating to kids. Why I’m glad I decided not to be a teacher :p I am interested in taking a class in something, I just don’t know what.
@li612: That’s pretty much what I do, too.
@asianbarbie: I love reading, and I’m trying to get more into non-fiction stuff, learn about my world and all that. I’m also into baking, working out, playing video games… I’ve been working on learning Spanish too. My mind keeps going back to knitting but, honestly, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a handmade knit product that didn’t look obviously homemade. (Don’t get me started on my sister-in-law making part of my bridesmaids’ outfits! That was a nightmare…) I also love horses, but I’m in the middle of the city with no car and so I can’t really get to a ranch.
I’ve just noticed a problem: I have no self-confidence apparently. When I think of doing something creative or competitive I automatically assume that I’d be horrible at it and be humiliated and never want to do it again. Huh.
Post # 11
I know this may sound extreme, but I joined a roller derby league when I moved to a new city. I immediately made 100+ new friends! My FH and I moved again about a year ago and I’m considering joining the league out here. Even if you can’t skate, most leagues are willing to teach you and love people who will volunteer!
For more tamer hobbies, I volunteer for an animal shelter, do subversive cross stitch (cross stitch naughty sayings), and make jewelry.
Post # 12
Mine are not really social though one could be. I crochet and read. The crochet you could join a yarn shop membership. I know of one around here that they have nights where they get together to knit and crochet.
Post # 14
@JulietFoxtrot: Oooh volunteer work sounds good! I worked at an animal shelter for a while, but I don’t have the strength to walk large, badly behaved dogs, and felt silly sitting watching cats for a couple hours. I’m thinking of trying Habitat for Humanity or something similar. Dance classes are also something I’ve thought of, but I want something that’s just me, not me + husband.
@distracts: Good question! That is definitely a consideration. I’m naturally very cheap, so preferably a small amount.
Post # 15
@thatredheadedbride: Subversive cross stitch? I never expected to see that combination of words! That sounds absolutely hilarious. I would love to meet those people.
Post # 16
@katehh08: There are clubs called “Stitch N Bitch” which are geeky crafters who do crocheting/knitting at local bookstores or coffee shops. I joined a group and did my cross stitch, and got quite a few giggles from my handiwork.
You should google Subversive Cross Stitch. A lot of the projects are cheap to make and can be done over a few nights.