Making Friends in a New City
Hi Guys, so its been a hot minute since my last Real Talk post. And I'd thought it was time for another. So if you don't know I moved back to Cincinnati about a year ago and in that time period, I have had two jobs and moved twice. I moved around a TON when I was younger so I am used to moving. But when you don't have the cushion of school or sports its a LOT harder to make friends post grad. So I have a few tips on things I have done and what has worked along with what hasn't.
Workout classes - First I HATE working out but it seems like a super easy common ground for everyone. And it doesn't hurt to treat your body right. But recently at my local park, there is free workout classes offered that I have gone to. These are nicer than a gym because everyone there isn't SUPER hardcore about working out. People have been friendly there which is nice and I'm hoping after going consistently for a few weeks faces will start to look familiar.
Apartment Get-Togethers - Our apartment complex has parties once every three months. This is a really nice way to meet people who obviously live close but also are probably looking for friends!
Networking - This is a nice way to meet people who are in the same industry as you and have similar jobs. It is an instant way to have things to talk about and a conversation starter.
Mutual Friends - A super nice/easy(er) way to meet friends is through some of the friends you have now. The next time you go out try to expand your circle. You're bound to like some of the people and it just makes it nicer to expand your every weekend group.
Coming soon is a post about my experience with Bumble BFF stay tuned for next week!