The Best Places to Meet New People
Let's face it, meeting new people and making new friends is hard. We're all busy, and it's not easy to just come across people with similar interests. That's why it's difficult to make friends after college
Don't get us wrong-there are lots of places to meet people. Work is an obvious contender, but making friends at work can often come drawbacks. Online communities are great for online friendships (and many become strong meatspace friendships
Let us know your preferred method in the discussions below, like this:
- Include a picture! Anything to add a little visual interest, especially if your suggestion is a website, a place, or something like that.
- One suggestion per comment please! Let's keep it simple and easy to read-if you have multiples, and we hope you do, add them as separate comments! We really want each thread to be about one great way to make new friends.
- Try not to repeat suggestions! If you see someone who's already suggested your idea, click the star and reply to their comment with your own personal story. We still want to hear it, just make it part of the thread!
- Tell us your story! Maybe you met your best friend though a specific online community, or offline event, or at a place or program-whatever your suggestion is, tell us how it all happened, and why you think it's a great way to meet people you'll actually want to be friends with, as opposed to random acquaintances. Tell us what worked for you!
So then, let's begin! We'll get you started, but we're really interested in yours, so fire away.
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