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    (Original post by Meliss)
    Try your neighbours!


    ~We live in an age of smart phones and stupid people.
    I smile and say hello to my neighbours, but most of them are in their 60's.
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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    Have you considered Facebook, as a way of interaction?
    As in, to meet people from London? I've not really used Facebook that way. It's mainly just full of my old school friends!
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    I'm in London, you can hang with us sometime if you want, we are usually out in London most weekends
    A friend in need is a friend indeed!


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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you . I like the usual really, as well as photography, web design, mooching around London, baking etc! At the moment I'm still trying to find ways to expand my interests, I'm hoping to join a few after work classes but I need to do some more research on that. How about yourself?
    well I usually go to dance classes in my spare time,go out and wonder about bake cakes and pastries..nothing new really.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    As in, to meet people from London? I've not really used Facebook that way. It's mainly just full of my old school friends!
    Best way of network! Personally, you can never run out of people to talk to.
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    I live in west london
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    I'm in London, you can hang with us sometime if you want, we are usually out in London most weekends
    A friend in need is a friend indeed!


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    Where do you usually go out during the weekends? I'd love to .
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    well I usually go to dance classes in my spare time,go out and wonder about bake cakes and pastries..nothing new really.
    I can't dance but I'm interested in joining some other after work classes. Have you ever been interested in taking a cooking class? I think I might try one of those!
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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    Best way of network! Personally, you can never run out of people to talk to.
    I never really know how to network on there, do you just add yourself to lots of groups?
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    (Original post by raiden95)
    I live in west london
    I wish that I had the money to live out west!
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    Maybe if you go to gigs or something, could end up seeing the same faces over and over and friendships will start to bloom.


    ~We live in an age of smart phones and stupid people.
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    I'm in the same boat but I just go out and make friends in the club. Lol jk I just play Skyrim.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I can't dance but I'm interested in joining some other after work classes. Have you ever been interested in taking a cooking class? I think I might try one of those!
    Haha,girl anyone can dance,as long as you don't have two left feet I'd love to take a baking class.I'm more into making sweet things like cakes and cookies.
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    I don't know if anyone's mentioned it but there quite a few opportunities on do-it.org to meet new people. I always see really cool stuff and feel quite envious of people in London because there are so many more opportunities there than where I live. So yeah, volunteering is probably a really good way to meet new people.
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    London is a weird city, can definitely relate to some of the people who feel lonely. I'm from Essex/London and went to uni in Kent. When I came back to work in London, most of my friends had either moved on or we just didn't keep in touch. I still see some of them once in a while but it certainly isn't often. Like has already been suggested, socialising with people from work, sports clubs/hobbies and even TSR can help.
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    I empathise a lot with this situation. It seems to be a really common issue for people moving down to London – we get lost in the big city, struggle to get content, and feel like part of life is just missing. I certainly feel that I’m drifting through the months and getting a little bit lonely. The fact that it’s just so massive and hectic means you never see the same faces, which makes it particularly hard to make new friends, unless you’re extremely confident and outgoing the very first time you meet someone.
    I’ve been battling against this tide for a while now, and it’s not easy.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I wish that I had the money to live out west!
    Well its cheaper than central?
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    I don't know if anyone's mentioned it but there quite a few opportunities on do-it.org to meet new people. I always see really cool stuff and feel quite envious of people in London because there are so many more opportunities there than where I live. So yeah, volunteering is probably a really good way to meet new people.
    Yeah, volunteering is another really good way to meet people.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Oh no! At least you can say that you have a degree though. My degree isn't relevant to the job I do but because I have it I've been considered for positions I wouldn't have otherwise been considered for. That's the way I look at it, anyway .

    What evening class are you starting? I was hoping to do some kind of cooking one. I'm sorry that the friends you made were all international, that's frustrating! I'm in London for the long haul, but my housemates are all only here for a few months.

    Definitely. We should hold some sort of TSR meet up! I'd really like that .
    I'm doing a language class, it was really expensive but hopefully worth it! I volunteered a while over the summer too and that was quite good but everyone was old retired people who were lovely but I'm not really going to meet them for a drink in the evening. My degree isn't relevant to anything really and I'm still not sure what I want to do, I'm just working in a crappy data entry job atm.

    There does seem to be a lot of people in a similar situation on here. It's quite daunting meeting strangers off the internet though! Goes againt everything my mother taught me lol
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    We should hold some sort of TSR meet up! I'd really like that .
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    There does seem to be a lot of people in a similar situation on here. It's quite daunting meeting strangers off the internet though! Goes againt everything my mother taught me lol
    I think that’s right. The way to get over that weirdness is just throw open an arbitrary event.

    For example, say: “I am getting relatively lonely in London and would like to meet new people. Anyone who feels the same, meet outside the Natural History Museum at midday on xx April and we’ll go and look at dinosaurs. I will wear a fluffy pink hat so you recognise me.”
    It could be awkward if one person turns up. Similarly if 50 people turn up. But maybe 10 people turn up, and everyone chats and goes to the pub afterwards, and maybe a few friendships are formed. Who knows?!
 
 
 
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