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How to Meet People in a New City

Indrajit Deshmukh Mar 12, 2019
When you are new to a city, you should try to explore it by meeting people, knowing about its history, its culture, and important places. This write-up takes a look at some tips which will help you in getting to know people in a new city.
Lot of people who make geographical changes or travel frequently feel lonely, as they find it difficult to make new friends. Most people wait for others to approach them or make the first move, but unless you are Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie it's less likely to happen.
The most important thing to remember is that if you want to improve your social life you need to go to places where you have a chance of meeting other people. Let us take a look at some places where there is a likelihood of you meeting people.


Visiting a local park is the best way to meet people in a new city and interact with them, some even believe that it is one of the best places to meet new people.
Go to a park with a newspaper or a book and strike up a conversation about the breaking news that's in the paper or by asking the person next to you about places to buy good books. Let people know that you are new in town and most will be eager to help you out. If you have a pet it will be easier to strike up a conversation with other pet owners in the park.


One of the best places to meet people are clubs because you are more likely to encounter people who are looking to socialize. Don't be shy to approach new people in a club.
What's the worst thing that can happen is that they will probably politely excuse themselves or ignore you. Get over your fears, you will not die if someone ignores you but if you don't approach people you surely will ignore the possibility of meeting someone interesting.


If you are wondering how to make friends in a new city, try the local church it is one of the best places to meet new people with a spiritual leaning.
This might sound strange but you will meet some good people in the local church and they also have events which make for a nice setting to get to know people. Just let people in the church know you are new in town and let GOD do the rest.

Hobby Classes

Joining a hobby class like dancing or learning to play a musical instrument is one of the best ways of meeting people in a new city. Let the teacher know that you are new in town and strike up a conversation with your batch-mates about the fun things to do in the city.
If you like to work on your physical fitness joining the local gym or yoga class these are some of the best places to meet singles who follow healthy lifestyle routines.

Volunteer Programs

Lot of people get stuck with the question where to meet people in a new city, one of the places to meet girls is at a local nonprofit organization.
Volunteer at organizations like Green Peace, PETA, etc or join charities that work for the betterment of society like helping children with disabilities, people with HIV-Aids. This will not only give you a purpose but will also allow you to meet some good people.
Other interesting ways to meet people are joining an adventure sports club, visiting the local skating park or golf club, etc. Remember people don't know that you are new and want to make friends so the onus of taking the effort lies with you.