Join a club
True friendships start with common ground. Cooking, books, sports, going to gigs – the world’s your oyster when it comes to clubs. Join one or start your own if there isn’t a local organisation covering your particular interest. Create an online group to gauge interest, then set the date for your first event. Make sure there are snacks and plenty of Lipton Ice Tea. You’ll know for certain that everyone who shows up is into the same thing you are, and that’s half the battle won.
Make an office friend
Sure, lots of people meet their romantic partners at work, but it’s just as common to meet your BFF there. Think about it. Every silly thing that happens, when you ‘had to be there’ – they were! That’s where the solidarity comes in. Sometimes a work friendship only lasts as long as you’re at the same company, but it can also be a lifelong bond.
Do a good deed
Would you volunteer at a soup kitchen? Or a home for older people? Aside from meeting people from all walks of life with interesting stories to tell, people who volunteer are generally compassionate, kind-hearted souls who care about others. Not only will you be giving back to your community, you’ll find kindred spirits in the people who have decided it’s important to do the same. Definitely a win-win situation.