(Closed) How do you and your SO make friends?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You could always try church!  I’m sure there will be couples there.

We’ve just had some good luck w/ meetup.com!

Post # 10
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


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