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Making New Friends

Joshua Lane / / 3 Comments

One of the hardest things about moving to a place where you don’t know ANYONE, is making new friends. Just going up to someone and introducing yourself is, to say the least, a little bit creepy… especially in a big city. Most people will think you’re just one of the weirdos, or worse, trying to sell them something.

I’ve got a few ideas in mind for how to meet people, but just wanted to see if anyone out there has any ideas?

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taleeya /

I’ve got a few ideas in mind for how to meet people, but just wanted to see if anyone out there has any ideas?

Well, its always hard to get started, because the way I usually meet people in through OTHER people. Be friendly with people at your new job, even if you feel embarassed or whatever saying so, let them know you don’t know anyone. Even if you don’t see yourself as being friends with THAT person, you never know who they may know. Also, volunteer for something, take a class/join a sport, or join an organization. It may sound kinda dorky, but you can always do something like Junior Chamber of Commerce or Rotaract or something. Those can also lead to networking opportunities as well (since I think you are trying to do your own business as well, right?). They’re not for everyone, but at least if you give them a try, its better than staying in, eating take out. :) Good Luck!

Joshua Lane /

Also, volunteer for something, take a class/join a sport, or join an organization.

I’m thinking about joining Philly’s local AIGA chapter. It’s a professional association for communication designers… graphic, print, web, etc. If anything, it’s a chance to mingle with people I don’t know.

Dayo /

Philly is rife with designers with enough mettle like you

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