I've been at uni for over a month..I thought I'd found good friends in my flat mates but with time I've realised we're not very compatible. Our views are very different and they've openly said they hate talking to people and have gotten angry whenever I tried to socialise with new friends
I've found that now I'm lonely all the time. I walk to my lectures alone and because everyones already found their cliques and made their friends it's making it harder for me to break into. My best friend who goes to a uni not far away has developed a large circle of good friends and they all go out together and celebrate their birthdays together. I really feel like I have no one.
I've joined some societies but I can't afford to buy tickets for all the events. Any tips on breaking into friendship groups/meeting new people/ being happier at uni?
I really need some help
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- Thread Starter
- 25-10-2015 19:08
- 26-10-2015 22:18
Don't worry! I've been there too.
Moving to a new place and not knowing anyone is hard, but you will make friends, even if it takes longer than you first thought!
It's much better to have friends who love and respect you, than to cling with people you don't like.
There are bars and events where you can meet someone with a similar taste in music, or sports clubs, societies and volunteering are a great way to meet people too. Online organised meet ups can be useful too. Going out alone seems really daunting at first, and you will of course have a few people try to talk to you that you're not interested in, but it's also a great way to meet new people. If you go out in a group, especially with a group you don't have anything in common with, it's harder to get away from them and meet people you are compatible with.
Not so long ago my best friend moved away, and all of her friends in the group lost touch with me. I felt really alone, but life has many unexpected things and now I've recently met the best friends I've ever had! You will too.