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How can I make new friends?

I have managed to cut out many of my negative friends in the last couple years, but I find it easier to remove friends than add them. has anyone here had success making new friends recently?

Sun. Jun 17, 4:20pm

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Try a new activity; could be physical or mental. Take an aerobics class, join a yoga studio, take roller skating lessons, take dance lessons, etc. Or, try continuing ed. classes at a local college. I have a friend who takes a Japenese tea ceremony class. You have to be willing to talk to the people there, put yourself out there a bit - and you already at least have one common interest!

Sunday, June 17, 2007, 5:50 PM

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craigslist, I have made some of my best friends through it. Just post a strictly platonic looking for woman friends ad and weed through all the replies you get. There are many women looking to make new friends.

Sunday, June 17, 2007, 6:24 PM

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Do what really calls to fun or engaging....and show up. By showing up I mean be really present. Take a look around you and talk with others who seem similarly engaged. You have a perfect spring board for conversation and a shared passion. Makes for great friendship.

Just remember sometimes you have to make space in your life for new people. They will come.

Sunday, June 17, 2007, 8:25 PM

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Get out of your comfort zone. If you don't normally chat it up with strangers,'ll be surprised that most people are actually friendly.

Have a girls night out and encourage the friends that you do have to bring a guest, this will build your circle of friends.

Sunday, June 17, 2007, 8:27 PM

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That's funny you brought this post up and I'm glad you did.

I too have trouble making new friends. I'll be a senior in college next year, but I really haven't made an "friends", just acquaintances. Well, I do live at home and go to a "commuter" college, so that can be a big problem. I like to take PE classes at school, hoping to meet other girls who are into working out, but most of them take it to fulfill GE to graduate lol. I find that I'm different than most girls (I like sports, I'm not into the college party scene, etc). Also, I'm naturally very shy, anxious around new ppl, and never feel like I'm good enough to talk to other ppl.

Also, I too find it easy to remove negative friends from my life too than add them. I don't know why, but I tend to make friends with people who are negative and put me down. I question a very good friend that I've had since HS who tends to put me down a lot. I confronted her about this several months ago, but she said I was overreacting. I've forgiven her now, but I still question the friendship.

Sorry for my rant, but this has been something that has been troubling me most of my life and I'm glad somebody brought this up.

Sunday, June 17, 2007, 8:52 PM

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this is an interesting topic..I was just hanging out with a friend tonight who is a bit on the negative side..and I notice when I don't hang out with her that much , that when I do, all I can notice is how much she complains & is quite negative about, I just think it's funny that when I start to feel more healthy with myself I really want to start distancing myself from certain people in my life.

Monday, June 18, 2007, 12:20 AM

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It seems that this topic was limited to girls only! I am not a girl, and I too find it hard to meet new people. Part of my problem is that I work from home and have no interaction. I like the idea of classes or something to get involved in and I think I will act on some of the advice in here. I think my biggest problem is that I feel uncomfortable around others because I've put on so much weight. Sort of a catch 22 as I believe that more social interaction will help with my goals! Just my 2 cents....

Monday, June 18, 2007, 3:50 PM

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I did craigslist

I put an ad on craigslist for anyone that would want to work out or go for easy runs. It really worked out great. I met two really nice people who I have hung out with in addition to our workouts. You'd be surprized how many other people are feeling the exact same way you are.
I don't consider myself shy but I do find it difficult to meet new people because of my work--I am by myself quite a bit.

Monday, June 18, 2007, 4:38 PM

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To have friends, be ye friendly. Also be ye careful.
Try out different things such as painting classes, yoga, church, teaching anything, volunteer or otherwise, Toastmasters. Best wishes.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:16 AM

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