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Not completely related to advertising but I recently moved here about two weeks ago. I’m having a difficult time meeting people and finding community. Any advice?

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Take a second city class. Any class (but beginning improv is a good start)

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Maybe don’t be so hard on yourself, lower your expectations, two weeks into new city and new job. Your new coworkers are your new friends to start with

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Call some reps and ask them to introduce you to people- they love that! And they don’t care if you email out of the blue

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Yes! This.

Join meetup! Easy way to find people with similar interests

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Into sports? A lot of rec teams here that are fun to join!

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I second improv class. I did IO and it was amazing.

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OKCupid / “the apps” - honestly, great way to meet new folks.

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It’s hard in Chicago - people here have a very strong sense of work/life balance, for better or for worse. I’m down to grab a drink anytime, though!

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Come party!

What are your interests ?

We have a happy hour on Thursdays. Drop me a DM and stop over to say hello.

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