Want to Meet New Friends? Here Are 8 Ideas

If you're looking to make some new friends but have no idea where to meet them, you've come to the right place.

Meeting people, whether it's platonic or romantic, is never an easy thing. Some people are lucky and meet people left and right thanks to their outgoing personalities. However, for those of us who are more subdued and not super extroverted, you might find it more difficult to make friends. Below, you'll find eight ideas for places to meet potential new friends!

1. Join a Volunteer Program

One way to connect with potential new friends is by joining a volunteer program. Make sure it's something you're passionate about, that way, you're meeting like-minded people! From dog shelters to soup kitchens, there are all sorts of opportunities in your local area.


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2. Take a Workout Class

Another fun way to meet new people is by taking a workout class. If you take your health seriously, this is the best place to meet people with similar interests. From pilates to yoga, HITT and more, there are tons of workout classes to choose from.


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3. Head to the Nail Salon

Treat yourself to a mani-pedi and head on over to the nail salon! It's actually very easy to meet people here, as everyone is in a good mood and getting pampered. Start up a convo about the color or design they're getting, and it will go from there!


4. Join a Reading Club

If reading is your go-to hobby, why not join a book club? Here, you get to discuss your latest reads in-depth with people who have the same passions as you. Trust us when we say it will be so easy to meet new friends here!


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5. Join a Youth Group

Going to church isn't just reserved for Sundays! If you want to meet people who have similar beliefs as you, there's no better place to do so than a youth group. Whether it's a bible study put on by your church or a flyer you found at your local coffee shop, you might as well give it a try!


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6. Sign Up for a Sports Club

If you're not super into organized sports but still like to play around, we suggest signing up for an amateur sports club of some sorts! Whether it's dodgeball, flag football or softball, there are all sorts of fun sports to play and people to meet.


7. Join Facebook Groups in Your Area

Sure, Facebook might seem like a place for moms, but there are actually some great aspects of the social networking site you can be using. For example, their groups are widely known and have plenty in number. We recommend looking for groups in your area and narrowing it down to ones that pique your interest.


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8. Play an Interactive Video Game

If you're a gamer at heart and love playing video games until the crack of dawn, there are plenty of other people just like you! Instead of playing a game where you're the sole player, look for an interactive game where you get to speak with others. Who knows, maybe you'll meet a friend for life!


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