Tips on Making New Friends after a Move

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Moving to a new city can be a very intimidating experience. Many people move to a new city, and they do not know a single soul living in the area.  It is difficult leaving your friends behind, but it is even worse when you do not have any friends in your new location.  Once someone begins his or her job, it is surprising how difficult it can be to make friends and meet new people.  There is nothing worse than feeling lonely in your new city.  This time is supposed to be exciting and adventurous.  Don’t get bogged down because you don’t know anyone.  Get out on the town and make new friends.  Here are a few tips to jumpstart forming new friendships.

 Get out of the house

Let’s face it.  It is hard to meet people if you don’t leave your house.  Don’t be afraid to get out in the city and make new friends.  This can be a difficult task for someone that is shy, and he or she can quickly feel like the new kid at school. If you tend to feel this way, remember that most people are very understanding to the idea of making new friends.  Look for mixers that involve your age group.  This is a great way to find others that are new to the area, and they are most likely looking for friends too.

 Get social with your hobbies

What do you like to do in your spare time? Whether it is reading books, sports, working out, or crafts, there are many ways to use your hobbies to create new friends.  This could be as easy as joining the gym and signing up for a few classes, or finding a book club that discusses your books of interest.  If you find people that share the same interests, many times these will blossom into beautiful friendships. If you think about it, this is probably the easiest way to make friends.  When you are doing something you enjoy, it shows that you are a fun person, and others notice that.  Socializing with your hobbies is a great way to make friends.

Use your current friends and family

Before your move, talk to your friends and family about others they may know in your new area. They may have friends or family in the area that could get you started in the right direction.  Get in touch with these people before hand and plan to get lunch or coffee.  This will get you excited about the move and possibly a gateway to a new friend group.  Even if the age gap is quite different, these people may know others in the area with whom you would fit in.

Making friends is a very important part of being happy in your new home.  Try these methods to form new friendships.  Sometimes you may have to try a few different clubs or group events to find the one that fits you.  For more moving tips, check out our website and other blog posts at http://www.twomenbrentwood-franklin.com!

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