You just finished up your appointment at The Bunion Cure, when you get a text from your friend canceling the dinner plans you two had together. This seems to be a common theme with them, but they’re really the only friend you have to turn to, and you’ve found it challenging to find new friends in your early-30s.
Don’t worry, we certainly understand this. That’s why we’re offering some advice on how to make new friends as an adult. Let’s get right into it!
Engage On Social Media
Social media is one of the easiest and most effective ways to discover new people, and that’s what makes it a great source when you’re looking to expand your friend group as an adult. All it takes is one follow with someone you find to share similar interests as you to turn into a quality and lasting friendship, so don’t be shy when it comes to engaging with new people on social media.
Explore New Hobbies And Activities
Participating and getting involved in hobbies is an excellent way to find some new friends to add to your social circle. There are plenty of activities and hobbies that others are involved in, and they end up making friends that last forever.
Activities for Finding New Friends:
- Rock Climbing
- Book Clubs
- Roller Blading
Join A Gym Or Yoga Studio
The gym or a yoga studio isn’t just a place to take care of your physical health, but it’s also a great environment to make new friends. After all, you all already have one important thing in common which is you take your physical health seriously. You might be surprised by just how friendly people at the gym or yoga studios are. They’re filled with endorphins from their workout, and chances are they’d love to make a new friend that can also act as a workout buddy. (Just be sure not to approach them in the middle of their set!)
Have you ever heard of the dating app, Bumble? If so, you might think it’s solely for finding a perfect mate, but the good news is it can be used for much more than that. That’s right, Bumble has a setting called Bumble BFF that’s specifically designed for people looking to make new friendships. Bumble BFF is a great option if you’re looking to make new friends but are too shy or nervous to approach people in public. It all starts with looking at their profile, then messaging, and taking it from there. Thousands of people have met their best friends through the app, so it’s certainly worth a shot.
Seek Out Social Events
If you’re looking to make friends organically, then seeking out social events is one of the most effective ways to find that. There are plenty of people, just like you, who are looking to meet new people out in the world.
Social Events for Finding New Friends:
- Farmers’ Markets
- Jazz Clubs
- Coffee Shops
- Volunteer Events
- Sporting Events