Friendship is incredibly important to our lives, but is often overlooked due to the nature of modern life. With work, romantic relationships, and the need to spend time with family, many people find that their friendship group slowly dwindles as they get older.
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While this is natural, and some would even argue it’s preferable to have a small circle of close friends rather than a large number of acquaintances, it can nevertheless be difficult to cope with. If you have felt that you need to introduce new friendships into your life, then the options below may well be worth exploring.
Join a friendship app
Apps have been part and parcel of the modern dating scene for many years, but there is also a wealth of technological solutions that allow you to connect with others on a just-friends basis. There are plenty of apps that focus solely on fostering friendships, so it’s well worth downloading these and giving them a try.
Become politically active in your community
If you hold strong political views, then engaging with local politics is a great way to meet new friends. Activism and community groups allow you the opportunity to engage with something you feel strongly about, while also presenting the chance to connect with others. Given that many friendships often don’t survive differing political views, meeting new people who already share your views should ensure that you have a head-start and ensure you and your new friends are on the same page about the issues that matter most to you.
Get into gaming
Gaming is an incredibly popular hobby, and if you give it a try, you should soon find that friendship is a hugely beneficial part of the gaming landscape. While gaming was once seen as a rather individual pursuit, modern gaming brings players together, and you should have no problem being able to make new friends on Final Fantasy 15 and other popular titles.
Post to a “make friends” online forum
There are a wide variety of online forums that encourage people to post about themselves in an effort to gain new friends. While there’s no guarantee that you will receive a reply that works out, it could well be worth a try if you’re looking to explore all the options available. You can opt for a forum specifically dedicated to friendships, or look for a sub-forum of a popular platform; for example, Reddit’s /r/MakeNewFriendsHere could well be worth considering.
The options above are well worth exploring if you have felt that your life would be enriched by new friendships. However, it is usually preferable to focus on one method at a time to see how it works for you; this ensures you will have the time to nurture any budding friendships, rather than juggling multiple requests and possibilities from multiple different sources. When you feel a particular idea has been exhausted for the time being, you can then move onto the next possibility and see how that works out in turn.
Good luck in your search for new friends!