Ask The Swag Gal – May 25, 2011
Today’s question comes from a user looking to meet new people:
“How does a person make new friends when they are already an adult and can’t exactly go up to people and ask will you play with me or will you be my friend anymore?“
This is an excellent question, as I’m sure there are many other Swaggernauts who are also looking for the answer. I actually had this dilemma right after I graduated from college and moved to another state. I thought to myself, well how am I going to meet people without classes, college bars, or Greek life? But, it turns out, with the right attitude and method, it’s pretty easy!
My first suggestion is, if you haven’t already, to join a gym! Not only will this help you to stay healthy and in shape, but it’s a great way to meet people! If the gym you attend offers classes – even better! It’s easy to bond over something you’re both passionate about or involved in. Once you start building those relationships, you can also motivate each other while at the gym, which makes your workout more effective and more enjoyable.
Take a class in something you love. If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar – this is a great opportunity. Sign up for group lessons and meet people who have the same interest as you! Take an art class, join a book club, or sign up for a volleyball league. These tend to be very social atmospheres, so it’s easy to make new friends.
I’m also going to suggest to you a website that I’ve recently discovered. It’s called Meetup.com, and it’s strictly a site for people to meet others based on similar interests. You join a group that appeals to you – a group for moms, a group for singles, a group for young professionals, a group for dog lovers, a group for fitness advocates, etc. – and they host events where members come together to participate in activities, attend parties, go to dinners, and more. I would definitely recommend this site, as it’s full of a lot of people in the same boat – looking to meet new people.
Keep an open mind, have a positive attitude, and use your best judgment.
Good luck and have fun!
P.S. – If you have a question for me, send it to TheSwagGal@Swagbucks.com. If your question is chosen, your answer will be featured in an Ask The Swag Gal post, and you’ll be hooked up with 150 Swag Bucks!