I love living in Miami, but have found it incredibly difficult to make friends. I had a thriving social life/ friend group in Chicago. Anyone else finding it hard to build friendships here?

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I’m 35 and been in Miami most of my and I still have a hard time with finding consistent friendships. Seems like it always goes back to just me and my wife after a few months of meeting new couples.

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Seems we all 35+ folks need to start some type of couples group because it is so hard to find other couples to build friendships with here

Completely agree - have been here 4 years and in the same situation. Kind of a relief to read through this thread and know it’s not just me! That said I have no advice lol

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Same!!! Been here for 3 years. Couple of aquaintances here and there, but friends? C’mon! Feels like if you don’t drive a Maserati, are not in perfect shape, have no plastic surgery, or don’t throw dollar bills throw your balcony, you are a leper. 😂😂😂

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You couldn’t have said it any better!

I will say ever since I joined a HIIT gym in the last few months my networking has tripled and I have made a whole new connections of friends and acquaintances doing so. I am also from South Florida so I can definitely say this isn’t the easiest place to acclimate and find like minded people. Try and join different organizations, clubs, gyms or other groups that would peak your interest. That’s a great way to start.

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Yeeass! A lot of ppl in Miami are very superficial. I have a hard time creating lasting relationships with other creatives. We’re doing a meet up this weds you should come

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Try out networking events on eventbrite and meet up. And if you’re in midtown or Edgewater we could hang out tonight, I have nothing scheduled 😅

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I need to check this out. Thank you for sharing this :)

Most of my friends left. It's too expensive here. Miami has the highest rent to income ratio in the US.

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You’re not alone. Miami folks tend to hang out with the same cliques from high school. People never leave so they don’t need to make new friends and those that are transplants usually don’t last more than a few years. Few that did not grow up here last long in this environment unfortunately. I say this as someone raised in Miami, left Miami for over 12 years for college and work, and returned in my 30’s. I’ll push back a little on the superficial. I feel like the more you go into the burbs you’ll get closer to the real Miami. Brickell, downtown, midtown, all tend to be a little superficial. But the more west or south you go it changes. You also kinda need to know Spanish to get around. Which I love. I know there’s good group of folks that meet up for beach clean ups, the run club in Brickell has good people, if you’re in rock climbing and making the drive to the Edge Rock Gym in Kendall you’ll meet some pretty cool locals.

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Feel better knowing I’m not the only one, I’ll take the suggestion / join clubs/ intramural sports.

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Nisha, i will come! Thanks for letting me know, I will message you!

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/204286455287

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Volunteering/participating with charity organizations and clubs is a good way to meet people here (e.g., Lion's Club) . Most likely, in these places, you'll meet people that are not hyperfocused on money and social status. I've been here 20 years and still have little friends. Most of my friends are from work or graduate school. But in the last 5 years we (me & my husband) have made some great friendships participating in charity events.

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Its generally hard to make friends as an adult and specially nowadays where everyone is so connected via tech/social media but yet so disconnected in terms of real meaningful relationships. Ive had to move around alot in my life and adapt. I have been in miami now for 3 years and it has not been easy but out in the suburbs you will run into people that are more open.

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I’ve been here for 2 years and it’s been so hard to make friends. Everyone is so superficial and only care about going out/spending lots of money. The times I try to make plans with people that don’t involve drinking/going out.. they always coincidentally fall through. How odd.. Hmmm oh Miami…

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Don’t worry I tell you guys about everything 😎

If you’re female- Brickell Babe Bible on Facebook

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I’m new here like this month new and not sure what to do outside of work… I go to the gym and eat with my gf outside but that’s it

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Don’t have to be tech

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Also moved from Chicago! Takes time but going out, social wellness (sports, workout classes) etc always help. Feel free to DM if you’re looking to meet others from Chi or similar background!

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I feel the same way. I’ve lived here a long time and I haven’t found many connections at this point in my life but it’s still possible. You just have to make sure to get out!

Same! It has been a disaster! I’ve found a few meetup groups that have helped along with some brunch groups that have been amazing.

The Brickell groups are though Facebook. The others are not. You can also message me directly. Happy to connect!

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