(Closed) New hobbies or other suggestions on how to make friends?? I need help. Ugh.

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Try meetup.com  there’s all sorts of things, you just have to find a group in your area.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m terrible at socializing, so please don’t take my experience as a bad omen. I haven’t really made friends out here, but I also live in the boonies with the nearest town large enough for even a WalMart being an hour in either direction.

BUT, if there are any causes that you care about, you could try volunteering at an animal shelter or a hospital or even at a school. Granted, you need to care about whatever you choose in the first place, but those are some places to start.

Also, I’d recommend going out with you SO and meeting people together.

You could take up painting. Maybe you could take like an art class and you could meet people there?

I hope you figure it out! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you were so into dancing, why not take a Zumba or aerobic dance class? There are tons of people to meet there. You’d be great at it with your background, but it wouldn’t have the competitive or “catty” nature of what you used to do. Plus, working out always makes me feel great!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was once in a similar situation. Ideas: get more involved in your church (if you are involved in one), volunteer for something, take a class at a communitiy college, try to get to know your co-workers better, etc.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@staceynrick: I wish you lived around me…I have the exact same problem. We could hang out! And I live in a small town, so there’s only so much to do around here. Boo! 🙁

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh geez. I’m so sorry. Reading your last response makes me feel really bad for you. I agree with jennylynn13, I’d be your friend if we were close, although I’m kind of jaded after I moved and had no one to talk to, so I don’t trust people and its made me a bad friend.

I think Facebook and sites like it are a huge problem because nobody seems to want to talk on the phone or meet up face to face unless you’re going out to get drunk anymore (at least among my acquaintances). Its too easy to write a wall post and call it good.

To be honest, I am waiting until I have a kid and I’m hoping there will be mommy groups that I can join. Also. there’s nothing wrong with having friends outside of your generation. In fact, I’d say go ahead and get a 40 year old friend AND a 22 year old friend. You might expand your experiences and make even more friends that way!

PS: I hope the meetup.com thing works for you!

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