(Closed) How to make friends when moving to a new area

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think you can still make friends through a bowling league even if you’re not the best. Maybe you won’t get the most play on the team, but you’ll still meet people of similar interest. 

I would also suggest making friends with your neighbors. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I lived in Denver for three years and all the people are super friendly! I made lifelong friends there. It’s very eclectic so it’s extremely easy to meet people with minimal effort. I’d say join a bowling league! 🙂 have fun in CO!! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Ap2010:  Volunteering is a great way to make friends. Or join a sports team or community group. 

There should be a beginners section in the bowling league that you could join.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 I threw myself into volunteering I found I made not only some excellent contacts amongst new friends, but that I found new interests as well, and it helped pad my resume. Colorado, for instance, you can try to find an outdoor hiking group, ice climbing (I tried that, I climbed a 100 foot waterfall face when I was younger, awesome), volunteered at a police dept, and at the Salvation Army as a tutor for kids living at the SA in the shelter. You can get into working at the pound, walking and feeding animals and showing them love; meals on wheels; geez, the list goes on and on!! Embrace the change and don’t be shy about spreading your wings and thinking outside the box when it comes to making contacts and new friends. 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Ap2010:  Most places are always looking for volunteers. But if they do happen to have enough at the moment then share the love and volunteer at a general rescue.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

take a culinary appreciation course, wine tastings, volunteer at bingos for the elderly; they have those painting classes where you byob and ‘create’ a masterpiece in an evening..’ get involved in community theatre, attend church, and yes, step aerobics, pillates, even a dance class like zumba… oh, and search and rescue (since you live in the mts I’m sure there are people that get lost all the time)… 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

When I return to Texas, aside from nursing, I will be looking at 1) cooking classes for fun 2) singing lessons (I want to learn how to jazz sing) 3) writing workshops because I always have an idea for a novel on the back burner, and can’t get past the first 100 pages of anything I attempt to pen.. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Ap2010:  I’m sure there is! Meetup is a helpful tool to get involved in classes. Most people are in their 20s/30s who attend. 🙂 

good luck!! 

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