Post # 1
How have you and your partner made new couple friends? A lot of my friends are single or live interstate. Most of his friends are coupled up, but have moved to the next stage of life and have kids, which makes it harder for them to make plans/be spontaneous.
Post # 3
i’ve always found making couple friends to be difficult – in the sense that its hard to find a couple that both you and you SO get along with and actually enjoy being with. we have one couple friend that we really love hanging out with – she and I worked together for a good 5 years at 2 different jobs so we were friends before we met our SO’s – She met her boyfriend at work, she has since left the company but him and I still work together. We are very fortunate in the fact that My husband and her boyfriend get along really well! they have no problem hanging out inside playing video games while we drink wine on the porch. We usually do something with them a couple times a month.
My husband and I were together before they ever started dating and we pushed for their relationship haha we wanted that couple friend! on occassion we will hang out with my sister and her boyfriend, but like your friends, they have a baby which makes it difficult to plan things.
other than that though, we have hung out with other couples from time to time but no one has really made an impression all that much. There are a couple guys here at work that are around my age that got married a few months before me, i’ve been trying to set up a game night with them and (our good couple friend) so there is less pressure, we all work together, minus the wives, so i hope something good can come from it – i think you just have to test the waters and venture out of your comfort zone, hang out with different couples and see who both of you mesh with.
have you ever seen the episode of how i met your mother where lily and marshall are trying to make couple friends? hysterical…its all i can ever think about when this subject comes up.
Post # 4
Do you belong to a church? I know a lot of churches in my area have young couples groups.
Or do you have kids? Can you hang out with your kids parents?
Sorry I don’t have too many suggestions. We only have a few couple friends.
Post # 5
@totheislnds: Haha I totally thought of the HIMYM episode too!
Yeah same thing. We really struggle with that – we have a couple friend (we are in their wedding and we are in theirs) but we live ~1 hour apart, so we don’t get to do things as often as we would like. It’s actually one of my FI’s best friends from youth but I just love his fiancee, so it worked out fabulously (we even vacation together every year).
Since we moved though, we have struggled to find new couples friends (or really that many friends at all). We hang out with one couple occasionally but they have kids, so that needs to be planned around.
Post # 6
I’m the one who always brings new friends into our circle. I plan a LOT of events and we usually meet a few singles and a few couples, some of whom we hang out with again after. The types of events I plan: wine tasting, hiking, baking classes (of its meal prep, more couples are there than straight up baking), bar nights (couples go to bars around 9, singles around 11-12). We also met a bunch of couples friends through other couples we know. It’s gotten so couply that there will only be 6 single people at our 90 person wedding.