Making friends in a new city can be difficult, especially when it is your first time.
It can be challenging even for experienced people. Yes, I agree! We are humans, and we need to socialize with our fellow beings. And sometimes moving to a new city makes us feel like we aren’t the same person anymore.
But guess what? It’s the opposite. When we find ourselves surrounded by new people, new experiences, and emotions, we have a chance to be reborn. So, my friend, it’s ok to be nervous if you decide to move to a new place or live in a different country.
Every big city has its vibe. And it’s not always easy to break into social circles, particularly if you’re not from the area. It can be hard to meet people.
Here are 3 Tips for making friends in a new city
1- Start from your building/neighborhood
It’s easy to make friends with people who share your interests. But it can be more difficult with people you don’t know what they like or what they do. Like people who live in your building or neighborhood!
But it can be easy to connect with them organically and casually, as you share the same neighborhood.
The first step is to get the conversation started on a topic that both of you can easily talk about.
For example, you could ask about someone’s favorite restaurant in Vancouver as you are new in the city. Or ask for a recommendation on where to buy your grocery.
From there, you can find out where the person works what they like to do for fun. And before you know it, you’ve got a new friend!
If the person lives in the same building as you, try inviting them to go on a walk together or meet up at the gym once or twice a week.
You could also invite them to events at your apartment building or sign up for social activities that have guests from neighboring buildings and neighborhoods (like potlucks!).
2- Attend networking events
Networking or evening events are not only for making friends in a new city but also for getting jobs or starting charity work.
I’m not going to lie. It can be scary at first. You step into an event where you don’t know anyone, your arms feel heavy and overly long, and you want to run away; it’s tough.
After a few minutes of your arrival, everything will take its place. Start speaking to people, and soon things will go super smoothly!
People go to these events specifically to meet new people like you, be confident, and start socializing.
3- Online is always a solution
With the popularity of social media, you no longer have to be confined to making friends from the neighborhood. There are other ways to expand your social circle without ever having to leave your home.
Use social media and set up your profile as if you’re looking for friends in your new city . You may use location on those platforms, so you will only chat with people nearby.
Once you get in touch with a person and you feel comfortable with him, it’s time to have a cup of coffee together.
Ooh, but you feel awkward; who’s going to pay!?
And here is when our Masosa app helps you; if you are looking for new friends in Vancouver, join the waitlist below and start connecting with thousands of people.
The Masosa app gives a choice to choose who’s going to pay in advance!
Finding new friends is easier than it seems if you’re open to making those connections. But keeping these friendships takes effort, time, energy, and patience from both parties.
For any other questions, could you email me? I will reply!