Congratulations on finding a new home in Scottsdale! Moving to a new place is an exciting opportunity for a fresh start. However, along with all the excitement and newness also comes an adjustment period.
In order to find yourself feeling at home, you’ll need to settle in and meet new people. It isn’t always easy to meet new people, particularly if you don’t have any friends or family nearby.
However, with the right tricks and tips, you can meet new people in no time. Here are some of the best ways to meet new people in your area and make friends in no time:
Make Friends With Coworkers
Work is a great place to meet new friends since you spend so much of your day there. Try to build up the courage to ask if they’d be up for meeting after work and grabbing a drink or having lunch together.
You may not meet your soulmate at work, but it’s nice to have someone to hang out with occasionally or chat with during lunch hour.
Connect With People You Already Know
One of the wonderful things about the world wide web is that your network is even bigger than ever. Your friends know friends that may be potential friends for you in your new location.
Don’t be afraid to ask if anyone knows of someone who you might get along within your new area. Usually, people are more than happy to help out and connect you with people they know!
Get Out There
You’ll never meet anyone by sitting around at home thinking about going out. You have to get out and explore the city. Check out local events and restaurants. Go to events and check out concerts that you’re interested in.
If you’re shy, forcing yourself to get out and make friends is an excellent exercise in self-confidence.
A great way to meet like-minded people is by joining groups of similar interest. People are usually eager to make new friends as well and are open to meeting up.
In addition to online groups, you may find that you have luck joining physical groups as well, like at one of the many Scottsdale libraries or community centers. You can even join a sports team as a way of meeting new friends.
Talk To Your Neighbors
Don’t be afraid to smile and wave at familiar faces on your street. Strike up a conversation with your neighbor and try to get to know them.
They may have the inside scoop on the best places to go and interesting things to do. You can invite them over to eat dinner or have a drink after work. You might be surprised to find that they are an excellent resource for getting to know the city.
*This article was contributed.