Meeting People in Your 30s

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Registered: 02-01-2009
Meeting People in Your 30s
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 12:51pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has the same problem as me or can offer some advice.


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Registered: 11-01-2005
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 3:46pm

When I was 29, I came out of a five-year relationship and had to recreate a social life from scratch. I ended up finding several social groups online (www.meetup.com and www.meetin.org) that were centered around fun activities -- you could choose which events to attend. (These sites are free, by the way.) They were not meant to be singles groups, but were a great place to make friends. I made several friends that way, and that's also how I met my now husband.
I also got bolder about asking coworkers to lunch and happy hour. I took classes that interested me (guitar, photography, etc.). Eventually, my social network grew.

Sometimes, you need to make the first move. What do you have to lose?



AJ, enjoying life with C.

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 4:43pm

Hi Missnola,


 
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Registered: 05-21-2009
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 5:41pm

I am not in the same boat as you are but I just wanted to quickly give my .02 that I've had the best time meeting new friends at work.

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 6:11pm
Thanks for jumping in and sharing!!!
 
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Registered: 02-01-2009
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 5:29pm
Thank you all so much for your suggestions! It helps!
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Registered: 02-05-2008
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 6:10pm
I'm so glad!!
 
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Registered: 06-22-2007
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 2:58am
many great suggestions!
i TOTALLY agree with tallgirlcolo!!!
i am also single and have moved around quite a bit. my last move was to a city where i didn't know a single person. meetup.com has been a blessing! i started w/ women only groups so i would feel more comfortable and i must say....i have met some great friends!!!
and always have something i can do :)







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