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Camille Styles

How to Make New Friends as An Adult

January 17th, 2018

If how to make new friends sounds like a pre-school topic, it’s probably because it’s a skill that isn’t typically taught in our society past age 5. That’s a shame, because many people eventually find themselves stranded in adulthood without the built-in network of friends that school always provided them. Whether you’ve just moved to a new town, had a baby, or would simply like to expand your network of friends, check out these seven ideas that will help connect you to the friends you want to meet fast!

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  1. Olga says:

    I loved the article as it’s something I was always interested in, but wasn’t a topic a lot of people talked about! I have found that for me joining groups and group activities that interest me has been the best way to meet new people!

    Love,
    Olga from Myme

  2. Ray says:

    These are all great tips. Will be needing them soon.

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  3. Nice tips! I always wondered the best approach to this when you have outgrown your childhood friends.

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  4. Zayn says:

    These are all super helpful tips.

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  5. Makayla says:

    This post is such great advice. Me and my girlfriends who are all at the tender age of *cough 35* talk about this. It can be very hard and these tips are superb. We discuss them all and truly are excellent genuine ways to meet people. In the end you never know where and who you’ll meet, but I think the one thing to do before any of these, especially for girls, is to BE OPEN! Open to people, possibility and the future. If your pleasant, happy and warm, people take notice, have a genuine interest in getting to know who you are and that makes for lasting relationships. Too often we use social media as a barrier and excuse as to why we don’t ever meet people but rarely are people getting out of the house to organically meet new people!

  6. girlingamba says:

    I wrote about knowing who your friends are a few months ago and I talked about how we’re so scared to lose friends sometimes as adults. I definitely think this article shows that making friends as an adult isn’t as difficult as it may seem. I especially love the plus one party tip! Will definitely be bookmarking this for the future!

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  7. Gemma says:

    This is incredibly helpful and something, as an adult, you don’t really think about until your situation changes. I moved countries a couple of years ago and am still struggling to make those connections. I’m totally going to try expanding my reach a little by implementing some of these tips! Wish me luck!

    Gemma
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  8. Gail Hapert says:

    Great tips! Especially do what you love.

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