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Making friends as an adult is already difficult. Throw in a life-altering event like moving to a new place and you run into a whole new set of challenges. You still have friends from your hometown, but you’ll have to step out of your comfort zone to make the most of your new home. While it can be intimidating, Events & Adventures is here to give some tips on how to make friends in a new city, and to be an avenue for you to meet other singles!

How Can I Meet People?

Meeting people and forming meaningful friendships is difficult, and even harder as an introvert. But don’t worry! There are various low-pressure ways to put yourself out there and build connections. Here are some ideas on how to make friends in a new city:

  1. Coworkers: Proximity is your friend here, and networking isn’t limited to business! Getting to know your coworkers is such an easy way to make friends, especially when you already have shared experiences and conversation starters. Attend office social events like work happy hours or parties, or invite coworkers for after-work activities. These connections can lead to meeting their other friends, further expanding your social circle.


  1. Seek out group activities: No matter what you enjoy – cooking, art, running, even volunteering – chances are there are local groups that align with your hobbies and interests. All attendees automatically share a common interest, so it will be easier to start a conversation. Keep an eye out on your local Facebook page or keep track of flyers at local shops to find upcoming events near you!


  1. Go on some dates: A great tip on how to make friends in a new city is by going on dates! Dating may lead you to a romantic relationship, but could introduce you to some friends as well. Approach dates with an open mind, free of romantic expectations, and see where things go – you may develop a relationship with a future partner, or make a new friend in the process. Either way, dating keeps you open to new people and provides an opportunity to explore your new city.


  1. Meet your neighbors: Living in a home, apartment, or condo, there will always be neighbors to connect with. Be friendly and greet people when you see them and attend any community events your complex may host. If you have a local roommate, they can show you their favorite spots and introduce you to others. If moving with a friend, you’ll have someone by your side to help you connect with others while you navigate your new home.


  1. Be confident: Exuding confidence attracts people to you and encourages interactions. Engage in small talk on your outings, ask someone at a coffee shop for directions, or chat with someone at a restaurant or bar – you never know where one conversation can lead!


  1. Join a club: One of the best recommendations for how to make friends in a new city is to join a club! Similar to local group activities, clubs provide an environment to meet like-minded individuals and often offer a consistent schedule of events you can attend. If you enjoy variety in your life, join Events & Adventures! We offer 30+ events in our clubs nationwide – and in Vancouver – that are designed to bring other singles together for fun experiences and to create lasting friendships.

While there are countless ways to meet new people, these methods can seamlessly integrate into your daily life without disrupting your routine. Making friends in a new city may seem daunting, but it can be easier than you think. All it takes is the courage to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the opportunities that await!

Meet People with E&A

With Events & Adventures, you won’t have to wonder how to make friends in a new city – it’ll be easier than ever! Our mission is to create a low-pressure, high-fun environment for singles aged 25-59. Our activities range from wine tastings to bowling, water obstacle courses, axe throwing, and so much more! Our events foster genuine connections while ensuring you have the time of your life.

The fun doesn’t stop there! In addition to local events, we also host international trips with incredible itineraries to any bucket list location you can think of – Machu Picchu, Italy, Greece, Africa…the list goes on! Plus, we ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all by connecting with each potential member one-on-one, so you don’t have to question someone’s intentions.

With Events & Adventures, you won’t have to wonder how to make friends in a new city – let’s grow your social circle together. Contact us today to find the closest club to you and get started Living a Life You Love!

Fun event with Events & Adventures Vancouversingle members playing volleyball