As we get older it seems to be more difficult to make friends, especially if we just moved to a new town or even back to what was our home town. When I was in my mid-forties I and my son moved from Michigan to South Georgia. It was a whole new culture from what we were used to; therefore, making friends was hard for both of us. My son was just sixteen and it was summer so with school out he had little access to kids his age. However, when school started back up he was so far ahead of the class that he took the entrance exam of a local college and started the next term. This made him the youngest student in his classes.
The two passion rule
Here is a friend-making formula that should help to meet people with the same interests as you have. If, for example, you like dogs and /or cats and you have a passion for photography, volunteer at the local animal shelter to offer to take photos of the pets looking for new homes. This way you meet people with at least one interest and maybe even two interests that you have. If you have a dog and there is a dog park in your area take your four-legged pal to “play” with the new friends at the park. This will benefit both of you, while your dog is playing with new found friends you are sure to find people with the same interest also.
Try these hot spots
Places like salons, book clubs, exercise classes and exercise clubs are more places to meet people with the same interests as you. Be the first to break the ice, by making a compliment. Who does not like an honest compliment?
Speak to neighbors as they pass by. Take cupcakes, cookies, or brownies to the neighbors on either side of your house. Do you make soup and always have a lot left over. Offer it to your working neighbor mom. What a nice way to make her busy day easier. https://www.ModernMom.com
Just started a new Job?
Give something away for nothing; for example, set a fancy dish of candy on your desk. Co-workers will see you as friendly and generous they may subconsciously feel they owe you something. https://www.VeryGoodLooking.com
All of these ideas are to help you make friends more easily. It is hard to be the “new kid on the block”. They are not always going to work; however, for the most part they at least break the ice.