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How to make new friends after uni?

Have been working full time for a while after leaving uni and really starting to feel lonely. All my friends at home have moved away for work but I got a job that's local so I'm still living at home. I work for a small company that doesn't do any social events out of hours.

I've considered leaving my job for a bigger company with more of a social aspect but I enjoy my job and don't really want to leave. I've thought about moving out and house sharing but with my job so close it doesn't make sense financially.

Advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation please :smile:
Reply 1
Have you considered volunteering in your local area, joining a sport club, local pub quizes, all start getting you out in the evenings
Reply 2
What they said ^

Similar happened to me after graduation, except I hated my job too (took it out of desperation after so many rejections after graduation) and lived away from home

I started evening classes, did First Aid and Stained Glass. The First Aid let me become a Marshall at race meetings

I joined some clubs, did mountain biking and climbing (super friendly hobby/sport). Joined local Amateur Dramatics soc as set builder / stage hand (that was fun)

Tried Boxercise but it was a bit tough for me, running was too boring, hockey too competitive, archery too nerdy, photography too cliquey
Reply 3
As the above have mentioned really.

I didn't go to uni when I was younger and so when I was 20-25 my primary way of meeting and socialising was through sports clubs, particularly martial arts/sports such as kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu (I highly recommend jiu-jitsu, less rough and tough and lots of friendly people of all backgrounds).

Ironically I'm actually going to uni this month as a 29-year-old.
Reply 4
Original post by ChiefBrody
What they said ^

Similar happened to me after graduation, except I hated my job too (took it out of desperation after so many rejections after graduation) and lived away from home

I started evening classes, did First Aid and Stained Glass. The First Aid let me become a Marshall at race meetings

I joined some clubs, did mountain biking and climbing (super friendly hobby/sport). Joined local Amateur Dramatics soc as set builder / stage hand (that was fun)

Tried Boxercise but it was a bit tough for me, running was too boring, hockey too competitive, archery too nerdy, photography too cliquey

NW

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