Making Adult Friends in a New Place

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Being alone in a new city can be daunting. Perhaps a new job or just a fresh start was in order, and you moved somewhere where you don't really know any other adults. Regardless of whether you're a loner or an extrovert, you'll need a support system at some point, so here are a few ways to make friends. The most obvious way would be if you work in an office setting – you're bound to find common interests with a few coworkers. But you don't want your work-life balance to be offset by seeing the same people day in and day out, including nights and weekends. In this world of social media, we're more connected than ever, so when you move to another place, you're likely to have a friend of a friend living nearby. Why not ask your buddies to set up coffee dates with people in your new vicinity? It's less random than approaching a stranger, and you're likely to find some common ground with a shared friend. Use that social media connection to keep your relationship going – friend the person on Facebook, and let him or her know how much fun you had, how nice it was to meet him or her, etc.