How to Make Friends in a New City
The first thing to do when moving to a new city is to get out and explore the main streets. Chances are, someone you meet there has had similar experiences and you can start a conversation with them. Then, get to know the local people and find out where you can find fun activities in your new city. Try to introduce yourself as much as possible. A simple “hello” and a handshake will usually get you far in a new city.
You can find new friends by attending community events and gatherings. Joining sports teams or religious gatherings can be a great way to meet people. Similarly, you can join local sports groups, gym classes, or volunteer in the city sanitation system. These activities are guaranteed to bring you face to face with locals. The key to meeting new people is to avoid having any unrealistic expectations and just enjoy yourself. Once you start making friends, it will get easier.
You can also join groups based on your interests. Various apps will help you connect with other people and share common interests. For example, you can join a group on Facebook to meet locals. You can also use Meetup to find people with similar interests. You can meet other new people through this app and become friends in your new city. If you have no one in common, try chatting with people at the same events.