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How do you make a new friends in 2022? Took a job in a small, quiet city. Blue New England area that's very COVID cautious. Most bars close before 11p. I like the firm, I like the work, but I cannot see myself staying long term in an area where I don't have friends and everyone seems scared of interacting with people they don't know. I'm not even talking about dating (though that'd be nice), I'm just talking about not spending all my off time drinking alone in my apartment.

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what about young professional groups that may do virtual events?

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Get a hobby that isn’t drinking alone in your apartment?

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After watching the different reactions to the past 2 years, I cannot imagine living somewhere like that ever again. My vote is that you move somewhere better

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Move somewhere with a lot of young people. You straight up aren’t going to meet many similar people where you are.

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I literally had the same thought

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Start looking for local remote events - I've recently joined a local bookclub that is currently meeting over zoom, and my partner and i did a virtual whiskey tasting hosted by a local theatre that was us and 2 other couple on the zoom. Also once the weather warms up you can find outdoor social distancing things - maybe a hiking or biking group, or even just post on your neighborhood Facebook page looking for walking buddies.

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Small town standoffishness aside, it’s just going to be harder to make friends until COVID settles down, and I imagine it’s kinda like this everywhere now (except like, Florida...). I’d find a small, focused, regularly meeting class/volunteer group/club and take heart that it can only get better (right?)! Keep at it :)

^ some people’s identity revolves around Covid

Is there a fitness studio with classes you like? Or cooking, crafting, whatever hobby classes that you could try?

It’s nice to live in a neighborhood with similar people, if possible an apartment? Also keeping in touch with out of town friends and having them visit when feasible. I’m also surprised at how many work friends I’ve made despite being new to the city I live in!

Gym membership. Whole Foods produce section. Meet up group. Place of worship? Barnes&Noble - go to that book section you like. Start with the Next Door app and see what you’re working with.

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