It’s no secret. Making friends as an adult is hard. From work, to raising children to everything in between, it can be hard to find time for socializing.
However, don’t let the woes of everyday life get in the way of finding new friends. There are plenty of ways to put yourself out there and create meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime. Here are 7 easy ways to make friends as an adult.
1. Fitness Classes
There is no greater bond between two people than sympathizing with one another during a fitness class.
So neither of you can figure out how to correctly do a push-up – that’s just the first step in realizing that you two may have a lot in common. Suggest that you treat the two of you to a well-deserved coffee after the class. You both have totally earned it.
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2. Wine & Painting Classes
Never heard of this genius idea? Well, get in the know. Sign up for a wine and painting class, and get ready to meet a plethora of people. There is nothing better than sipping wine, and realizing that you may not be the next Van Gogh.
3. Getting Your Hair Cut
There are few better places to make new friends than a hair salon. From the open chatter to the ego-boost of a new haircut, hair salons are the best place to meet new people.
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4. Coffee Shops
This is an old technique that still holds true. See someone holding an interesting book? Ask them for a quick summary! Coffee shops are an ideal place for meeting like-minded coffee-lovers who are sure to make lovely acquaintances.
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5. Meet Up
Meet Up is an app that brings your community to life. Simply download the app, and see what fun events are occurring in your area. It’s a great way to meet other people, as well as get yourself out of the house.
6. Night Classes
No, I’m not talking about taking another physics class (unless, you’re into that sort of thing).
Take a class that specializes in things that you are truly interested in. From rock history, to acting and art appreciation, there are tons of classes out there that can introduce you to people with similar passions and curiosities.
Getting involved in charity projects is a great way to meet other people. Whether it’s building houses or fostering dogs, there are plenty of ways to get involved in volunteering.
Not only are you helping out your community, but you’re also sure to make friends in the process.
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