Real talk: I have no idea how to socialize. I've been out for a little over two years. My old friends are still around, but have their own lives and things going on. We see each other when we can, but I'd love an actual group of people to hang with after work or on the weekends. How do you find your new circle?

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It is challenging, especially after school, when you don't have a big pool of people but have less time. Getting a hobby is very helpful, and there is a chance you meet like-minded people.

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What are your hobbies? I met most of my friends from my local gym

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I'm in a similar boat tbh I have a feeling this is common for a lot of us. I'd hang out if you are in my area

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Are you open to using apps like Bumble Bizz or joining Facebook groups? This way you can find likeminded people

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I would HIGHLY suggest a faceook group. I made some of the best friends I have ever had from one of those groups.

I'm an introvert and I am fine being alone most of the time. Or I'd rather say I'd rather chose to be alone than be surrounded by a crowd that I am not totally familiar with. I'd rather wait for my friends' free time so we can go out and catch up. However you can always build a relationship with your co-workers so you won't feel lonely at all.

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Same boat when I first got out, make friends while using your gi bill and at work. That is how I did it

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Hey man, check out ‘The Military Veteran’ on IG and LinkedIn. Real people to network with. Really solid leadership and advice from the heads.

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Yeah man… same here, I got out last year… every since I’ve been WFH with little travel. I feel at odds trying to go socialize and make new friends since moving into new area..

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ASL?

Spend some time with people you work with. Invite them for coffee or lunch and see if you've got anything in common. I've also met some people in parks while walking my dog. They're apparently great conversation starters!

I found friends from joining local sports group.

If you are staying home and only working and at home, you aren't going to find your people. You have to do things and talk to people. You will find your people where you are.

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