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Anyone in LA and have any tips/insights on how to get connected here? I moved here last year so still pretty new and have had limited opportunities to connect with others due to covid. It seems in both my dating life (F dating M) and trying to make friends (any gender!) people are very flaky. I’m wondering if there are places, groups, or just general tips I might not know of where people are more open and interested in making real connections. Any advice is welcome!

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Haha no tips just solidarity. It’s really hard to make good friends and get a “group” in LA, even before COVID. I lived to LA a year before COVID and it was the loneliest year of my life. Right before Covid started I joined a new job and had some more connections with coworkers so that helped there, even though COVID slowed that down. I want to try meetup again (looked into it right before COVID) but it’s so hard to put yourself out there and have limited returns time and time again. I just have to keep telling myself that people won’t always be who you want them to be (loyal, not flakey, excited to spend time with you) so I don’t get my hopes crushed when my expectations were too high for someone I just met. It also makes it that much more special when you find people who really are on the same wavelength.

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Down if you want to grab coffee / brunch!

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I would love to! I’ll send you a DM

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