10 Ways to Make Friends in a New City Post – College
College is a fun time in everybody’s life. You easily make a group of friends and can have fun with them. Be it notes sharing or late night studies, be it class bunking or trolling people, be it playing sports or indoor fun, you always have fun. You have your meals together; you pick at each other and click selfies together! People are always hoping to make new friends during their college days! It’s easy how everything falls together and you end up making your best friends during college times. But once you have passed out, and you move to a new city for pursuing higher studies or a new job that you got, you miss your old friends terribly. You miss every activity you did with them and wish that they were with you. But there is a very thin chance that any one or two of your friends actually shifts with you to the new city. [ Read: Sure Signs That Will Make HIM Fall For YOU ]
So what shall you do otherwise?
You need to find clever ways to make new friends in a new city. Let’s see how you can go about doing that!
- Be open to talking to people
Don’t be shy and introverted at a new city. This is not going to help you at all. Be open to approaching people, talking to them, starting a conversation. Face your inhibitions, let them out. Let your heart open up to the new city and new people. [ Read: Here are 8 ways to inspire unmotivated friends and family members ]
- Join a hobby class
Join art classes or guitar classes, if you like dance, and join a salsa class. This will give you some entertainment off work and will definitely help you in making new friends with similar interests.
- Network with people beyond work
Sometimes your colleagues and co-workers are really amazing and you wish to take it forward with them. Make a bond with them over the weekend. Invite them to your house warming party. Share your pet related problems with them and try to make it a bond bigger than work. [ Read: 10 Ways to Turn a Conversation into a Potential Friendship ]
- Re-connect with friends from the town
You might have had some old friends who shifted to this city long time back, or some friends you made online who live in here. You might also have cousins and long distance uncle or aunts who live here. Make efforts to meet them and reconnect with them.
- Become a regular at a local café
You will be going to an eatery or a café for your dinner or snacks, so make sure you pick your favorite and become a regular there. This will help you meet other regulars there and also might help you make friends with the staff there. [ Read: 6 ways to help your friend overcome a break up ]
- Walk around your neighborhood
Take long walks instead of cabs. Walking will make your understand about the city much more and will help you meet new people easily!
- Be friendly to your neighbors
You never know, that your neighbors might be cool and happening. And you wouldn’t know that until you are friendly to them and make efforts to please them. It might turn out that your next door neighbor turns out to be your best friend for life, just like in the famous sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S [ Read: 10 Ways to Read Mixed Signals and Turn the Signs into Love ]
- Attend parties or meet-ups
You might get invitations from the local theater, an office meet up, a society meet up or your anime group meets up. It could also be the opening of a new joint, a cafeteria or an eatery. Make sure you attend such events, as it is a good place to meet people and make friends as well.
- Highlight your talent
When you meet people, don’t sound boring and non-interested. Don’t ask close ended questions which could be answered in yes or no. Highlight your talent. If you love to sing, sing at the local events, which will make people notice you or play your guitar or crack a few jokes which you think are hilarious. [ Read: 16 Signs You Are Not Ready For A Serious Relationship ]
- Share your number or card
Don’t be choosy to share your number or your card with people you like. Share it with people you like instantly irrespective of how less time it has been since you met them. You might never bump into them again, for all you know!
What are your ways to pick friends and maintain friendship with them? Share your ideas in the comments section.