Sun: 2/11 National Meet A New Friend Day

National meet a New Friend DayWe are all adults here right?!? Let’s get real, it’s HARD to meet new friends as a grown up. I mean, what do you do, just walk up to someone and say “Hi, I’m looking for new friends”, ummmm no thanks! Between moving, work, being a wife, being a mom… when do you get a chance to connect and meet other like minded folks you actually want to spend that tincy bit of free time with. Check out these 5 ideas on how to meet new friends in a totally non-creepy way!

  1. Take a look around the places you frequent. Maybe your new bestie is hiding in plain site! Think about those people you see on a regular basis but haven’t put the effort into meeting. Think work, school, church, the gym. Strike up a conversation, introduce yourself by saying something like, I see you here all the time, just thought I’d say hi!       Maybe you have a great connection and you plan to meet up and have coffee and if you don’t have a connection at least you have a face with the name!
  2. Join a MeetUp group! It’s 2018, everybody is meeting online including new friends. Take a peek at this great website and look for others that have your same special interest.
  3. Take a skill oriented class like cooking, painting or pottery!  Do something you love or learn something new! Look for classes that have multiple sessions to give you a chance to get to know the other participants in the class. Hey, you at least will have one thing in common to talk about!
  4. Get active! Join a gym, yoga studio or a running group. You will start to see the same folks over and over and it will give you an opportunity to chat and get fit at the same time. Who knows, you might even start to go for coffee afterwards or meet up at the smoothie bar!
  5. Throw A Party! Host a friend pot luck! Ask everyone you know to the party and tell them to bring a friend! Be totally blunt, say hey I’m new to {fill in the blank} (town, the neighborhood, being a mom, working here, etc.) and I’d like to meet some more new folks. Fix some apps and provide the drinks and just ask your friends to bring more friends.

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