(Closed) Close friends you've made as an adult, where did you meet them?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I met one of my closest friends through Fiance. His cousin and I have gotten very close over the last several years. I am also close with my Future Sister-In-Law as well. I used to have no trouble making work friends, but now that I am a Stay-At-Home Mom, those happy hour outings are thing of the past. I am still very close with my girls from high school as well.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I usually make friends through work. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

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ElleWoods:  I definitely get that! I work around a lot of older people (most are 15-20 years older than me and DH), so my options are pretty limited. My best friend happened to live across the hall from my DH and I a few residences ago, and we saw that she and her Boyfriend or Best Friend are about the same age as us, so we invited them over to play board games and have some drinks. I really don’t have many friends, so I don’t know about other ways, sorry!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Work – all of my bestest friends are from work. We meet up, they came to my wedding, we talk/text every day. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Through work, or through mutual friends. If I moved away as an adult, I can imagine that it’s more difficult though – maybe try joining some group for a hobby you’re into, to meet people?

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Hobbies. I am pretty involved in a couple of community groups and probably meet a new group of about 30 people every few months. Some have become good friends for getting together for a wine night or checking out local theatre with. One has become my closest friend.

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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ElleWoods:  Hobby classes, 4x4ing, Geocaching, Comic shop, If you have kids it’s easy to make mom friends, Local shows, Work. I would find something you like…kickboxing, painting, etc, then go do that in a way that is around other people that like that also. Like a class or group. Meetup.com, facebook group, etc.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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ElleWoods:  My best girl friend I actually met online in a chat room.  We met up with some other people one night and it has been a great friendship since then.  Over 10 years now.  

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My closest friend who I’ve made after college is my work BFF.  She also is getting married soon, in September, so we have been able to really bond over that and we get along really really well.  Love my work BFF!  🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

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ElleWoods:  I met my Bridesmaid or Best Man at the gym. I feel a lot closer to her than my Maid/Matron of Honor. I also have 2 really good friends i met at work. I’ve met people through friends but they are more acquaintances than friends. I only see them when I am around my other friends.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Shortly after I moved to my new city, I joined my sorority’s alumni group and started getting really involved with their chapter.  Most actives are 22-30 in my chapter, so I made friends that way.  They all are really social, so I’m now friends with a lot of their friends too.  If you didn’t join in undergrad, a lot of chapters have alumna initiation if that’s something you’re interested in.  If not, I’d chat up people in a group exercise class or explore your hobbies.  Good luck!! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ultramarathons ( I run 30-100 miles at a time), LOTS of time to make friends and there’s something special about making friends when in pain lol.

Also, WORK! I work in the fitness industry.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

My husband and I decided to buy season tickets to the LA Galaxy. He is a huge soccer fan, and now we have made SO many close friends. We hang out nearly every weekend 🙂

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