I mean, if you have to go meet strangers, they might as well be strangers who share your same interests.
Meet Up advertises events that happen all over the world, and they have some oddly specific events.
But the actually doing it...well, it's about as fun as a brief encounter with a freezing cold speculum while your panties are in a wad on a plastic chair in a freezing cold (and poorly lit) office. OK, so maybe I'm being dramatic, but unless you're one of those natural social butterflies or one of the rare birds who still regularly hangs out with all your high school friends, finding new people is tough. Even science has looked at the issue of adult friendships and found that without serious work, it's basically all downhill once you hit your late 20s.
But, IMHO these have helped me snag new members for my grown-up tribe.
For example, if you're a libertarian vegetarian who lives in Minnesota and you like dressing in clown make-up and juggling live sharks, there's probably a meet-up for that. Cause it's not like you don't already have 30 million bajillion things to do. If you do it regularly, you'll meet people who care about the same things you care about.
You can join Meet-ups about gardening, board games, politics, cooking... But it's not like those super boring classes where you have these huge papers and you have to do all the work in your group projects. If you don't meet people, you'll still use your talents to do something good for the world.
Comment, post, make funny jokes, chat, then if things start getting pretty serious, start chatting, texting or even (gasp! You probably get a million invites to things like random birthday parties, special events for businesses you've never patronized, and friends doing live home births (true story). Sometimes all it takes is that one rare unicorn who kind of gets you to open up a whole new world of people.
The best online dating sites have survived the test of time, and many of us are guilty of a Sunday night swipe session when The Fear still hasn’t passed and Monday Dread kicks in.
You can only access the files if you AND the other person(s) involved enter passwords.
3Fun is the fastest-growing dating app in its field. There are a lot of members using the app who are interested in these kinds of “three people” arrangements.
The unique photo verification feature helps its users avoid meeting the fake and scammers.
Making friends when you're younger just happens naturally. So what do you do if you wake up one morning and realize you don't have any people?
But making friends as an adult is more like seeing the gynecologist. Where do you start without resorting to combing loud bars filled with people who are actually as young as you feel but who look like middle schoolers? I can't guarantee you won't feel like you're about to get the speculum or that you won't fall on your face and spill something that stains on something really expensive.