How can a person meet new people and expand or create a local social network?
These and many more questions hopefully answered in today's post.
Meet someone new
Whether or not your goal is find a lover or a good friend, meeting new people can be challenging. Obviously there is the fear of rejection, finding someone that would make a good friend but does not reciprocate. It is possible you could meet someone that somehow ruins your life, driving you to your personal worst. These are just two of a seemingly endless list of possible negative outcomes.
There are plenty of potential positives:
- new friend
- workout partner
- movie partner
- financial advisor
- travel buddy
- breakfast partner
Perhaps the easiest way to meet new people is through others. I have a friend. I shall introduce that friend to another of my friends. Now my first friend has another friend. Our little social network has expanded. We are linked by our interests, similarities, and differences.
If I did not know anyone I could try introducing myself to someone at work, at the gym, in the park, at a store, or elsewhere. Once I have my foot in the door I can begin forming my own social network by having my few friends introduce me to others which could be my new friends. Following this series of steps seems easy but making first contact, especially if you are new could be very difficult.
If this is something you are interested in I suggest that you practice meeting new people.
- Try to meet one new person a week for a month
- Follow up with those people by meeting with them again within 2 weeks, perhaps over lunch, movie, or whatever fancies your interest
- Within 2 months you should have made four friends that you can experience life with.
Your goal should be to find people that you can care about. It makes no good to have friends that are indifferent to your situation.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.