Would you like to make a friend but you don’t know where to look? Well lucky for you we do! Many studies have shown strong relationships between the amount of friends a person has and higher levels of happiness. Look below for 13 easy places to find potential friends to share your life with.
“Sir, I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.”– Samuel Johnston
13 Places to Make Friends
Dancing, cooking, book group, anything you’re interested in will work! It’s much easier to make friends with people whom you share a passion or common interest with.
2. Church (Religion)
What a great way to meet many kind and caring people who share your faith and spirituality.
3. Social networking sites: Facebook, Myspace, and Meetup.com
Choose to meet with people in public places the first time to make the most of these sites without the sketchiness.
4. A class on something you like
Educational settings provide opportunities to meet smart people like yourself!
Every day at work you interact with several people, chances are likely there will be someone there you can befriend.
6. Family Reunions
What a better way to make a friend, than by building friendships with your own kin.
7. Online Communities
If you have something you love or a favorite hobby, there is a 99% chance that there is an online community based on it. Become active in the community and find a friend or two with the same interests.
8. Support Groups
You need support and so does someone else on the same issue, be there for each other and once you make it out together, you’ll have a lifelong friendship.
9. Professional Conferences
You’ll find like-minded people who share the same passion and lifestyle as you.
10. The Gym
Take a yoga, rock-climbing, or biking class, you’ll meet some really cool people and have a fun time doing it, not to mention the benefits of exercise!
11. Join An Adults Sport Team
You’ll create a very unique bond with those on your team.
12. Friends, Friend’s
Expand your social network by befriending those friends of the friends you already have. Rinse and repeat.
13. The Dog Park
People love to bond over their furry friends. I have made many great relationships off this one! Thanks to my weenie-dog Oscar.
“The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.” – Edward Everett Hale
It is my wish that all of you make many great friendships and spend the majority of your life enjoying them!
Do you know of other ways to find new friendships?
Let us know in the comments below!
But wait there’s more!
Currently single? – How to Be Happy Single and Alone.
If you would to know how to make friends with someone when you go to these places please read our post – How To Make A Friend.
It is also easier to make friends when you are positive, try this post for help – How To Be Positive.