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What is the best way to meet new people?

It feels like most people at school don't really want to mix with me unless I choose to go out to the lake on a friday night to get drunk. I've constantly declined such invitations.

I'd just like to meet some people out of school. I'd like some more friends that I can socialise with. My current friends (plus most people in my school) are hooked on hanging out on the streets and drinking. Not my style. :rolleyes:
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I'm the same, just go to sports clubs/libraries/ a place where you have a common interest, then you will have more to talk about with them.
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the 'feel utterly alone' post is discussing this too! But i was saying in that, that getting a weekend job is a good way of doing this, most of the people i used to work with are still my best friends!
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Societies. The proof is in the name. Or gyms, clubs, courses etc.
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I'm the same, just go to sports clubs/libraries/ a place where you have a common interest, then you will have more to talk about with them.
Non-drinker as well then?
I'm not legally allowed to drink anyway. 16. But even if I was, I wouldn't.
I've considered joining some sort of club (the recreational type, that is) but I can't think of what to take part in. Everything seems so pricey.
You part of any club?
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(Original post by groovychez89)
the 'feel utterly alone' post is discussing this too! But i was saying in that, that getting a weekend job is a good way of doing this, most of the people i used to work with are still my best friends!
I never thought about it as feeling utterly alone. But now that you've mentioned it.....

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What is the best way to meet new people?
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What is the best way to meet new people?

It feels like most people at school don't really want to mix with me unless I choose to go out to the lake on a friday night to get drunk. I've constantly declined such invitations.

I'd just like to meet some people out of school. I'd like some more friends that I can socialise with. My current friends (plus most people in my school) are hooked on hanging out on the streets and drinking. Not my style. :rolleyes:
:ditto: I'd like to know this also.
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The pub always has alot of interesting and friendly people there.
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The pub always has alot of interesting and friendly people there.
There's always one who has to add in the sarcasm.... :laugh:

Anyway, back to my original post, it always feels like the only way to socialise these days is to drink. I get outed by most people at school because I always decline when they ask me to go to the lake on a Friday night to drink.

I wonder how much of the UK's population actually doesn't drink.
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(Original post by Poshtotty)
Non-drinker as well then?
I'm not legally allowed to drink anyway. 16. But even if I was, I wouldn't.
I've considered joining some sort of club (the recreational type, that is) but I can't think of what to take part in. Everything seems so pricey.
You part of any club?
Aye I don't drink. Hmm well I do sprinting at my local track (only started a coupla weeks ago), good thing is, they're my kinda people... i.e not drinkers/don't find inane whitter of big brother even remotely compelling etc etc. And the female athletes there are fiine. =) Try taking up tennis/track sport/ join a gym. Suppose gyms are quite pricey though.

Good luck x
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Have you been to "the lake" at least once?

You don't go to Alderley Edge perchance, do you?
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Aye I don't drink. Hmm well I do sprinting at my local track (only started a coupla weeks ago), good thing is, they're my kinda people... i.e not drinkers/don't find inane whitter of big brother even remotely compelling etc etc. And the female athletes there are fiine. =) Try taking up tennis/track sport/ join a gym. Suppose gyms are quite pricey though.

Good luck x
I reckon there should be a club of some sort made purely for those who don't drink.

Hmmm...gyms. I didn't think many people socialised there. People just go there to exercise. And I doubt many would bother to socialise with a 16 year old like myself anyway. But I reckon it should be affordable. I do piano lessons so for my parents sake, I'm trying to find low budget clubs to join.

I've just been on your profile. You seem very into your sport? Always been that way?
Couldn't help noticed the photo. Some sort of home gym?
I tend to find that most sports people, especially the lads, drink. You've changed my opinion.
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Have you been to "the lake" at least once?

You don't go to Alderley Edge perchance, do you?
Never been to my local lake. Well not for drinking at late nights anyway.

No, I don't go there. Is that a school? Or the name of a lake?
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I reckon there should be a club of some sort made purely for those who don't drink.

Hmmm...gyms. I didn't think many people socialised there. People just go there to exercise. And I doubt many would bother to socialise with a 16 year old like myself anyway. But I reckon it should be affordable. I do piano lessons so for my parents sake, I'm trying to find low budget clubs to join.

I've just been on your profile. You seem very into your sport? Always been that way?
Couldn't help noticed the photo. Some sort of home gym?
I tend to find that most sports people, especially the lads, drink. You've changed my opinion.
Haha definately.

Well yeah I was at a gym for a year, met a few guys by working in with them, and then start convos with them etc. It may be harder for girls though being that most are carido bunnies and striking a convo whilst on the treadmill is not the best idea. :P

Yeah I just do weights at my home gym now, sprinting/other stuff at the track. Yeah quite a high % of sports lads i.e. rugby/football drink, I'm just weird, but I am a bit of a health freak haha.

So yeah look around for a sports club, leisure centre, school/college, maybe try gymnastics? I dunno lol, I've ran out of suggestions =) x
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I'm struggling to meet anyone outside of work at the moment but that's because my commute takes 3 hours per day every day out of my life leaving little time to do anything else in what is quite a stressful/hectic job. I am planning on moving back down to London in September - closer to work but even so, London is a very difficult place to make friends. Last time I tried the move I struggled to settle in my flat - one flatmate was never there and the other one had no interest and nothing to him - he was a complete vacuum. If he stood still long enough he'd suck the carpet up his trouser legs.

That aside, I've found that something regular that involves an activity with other people tends to work - hence why gyms never did it for me. Too many shock jocks and cardio bunnies pumping iron/talking about SITC/Beaujolais.

Dancing's been fairly good with me - better outside of London than in as the population in London is very transient so people tend not to stick around.
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