Five Tips To Build Your Social Network When You’re In A New TownBy The DivaGals | July 26, 2017 | Style
Planning on a new address Divas? First of all, you should be super excited. After all, you chose to relocate for a reason, so there are definitely going to be good things for you to look forwards to. But it can also be scary. You’re heading to a new place that you may never have been before. You don’t know the neighborhoods or the places to hang. You may not even know anybody else that lives there yet! And it’s often that last point that can completely throw you off.
But it doesn’t have to stay that way – DivaGals don’t do social oblivion (unless you choose to stay inside your new place and never go outside, then yeah okay, you might!). There’s no reason why you can’t have a kicking social life in your new town. Whether you’re just about to relocate or you’re just thinking about it, here are some tips on how to get your new Divalicious social life going.
Ask Around. Before you head off, you may want to ask some of your friends and family if they know anybody in the town that you’re moving to. It’s often a great way to make sure that you can have somebody to socialize with when you first move there. You may even find that when you talk about your relocation that friends and acquaintances tell you that they know somebody in town and that you have to get in touch with them.
Join A Group. One of the best ways to fill your social calendar is to join a group or two in your new town. Whether you want to get fit, start a new sport or try out a book club, you should be able to find a bunch of different groups and organizations looking for new members in the town that you’re moving to. So where do you start?
Look For Meet Ups. So you’re ready to connect with others on your favorite hobbies. So start looking into meetups – there’s a whole website dedicated just to the cause! This is where local people host groups and gatherings in their towns to connect people with like-minded interests. They’re often even started by people new in town, just like you. Based on your interests or hobbies, you could even choose a group that has a special interest or topic. That way, you know that you’re likely to meet people with shared interests.
Get Out More. Another idea that works is to just simply get out more. If you sat in your new home all of the time, you’d never make friends or form any kind of social life. Why not get out and go for a walk, or go get some coffee at a local coffee shop, or even hit a popular town restaurant and sit at the bar. If you have a friendly neighborhood or live in a small town, you’ll definitely find people who will be eager to talk with you.
Take A Class. You could also think about signing yourself up for a class too. If you’ve not got many hobbies, but you want to try something new, classes can be great. When you join a class with other people learning the same thing as you, you’re bound to make friends – and the class itself definitely counts as a social activity. You may also find that you can take a class that will boost your career along with your personal growth.
Try Different Apps. Why not let your phone do the work? You could try VINA, which connects women together to make new female friends or Chatous, which connects those with similar interests. If you’re single and you’re looking to meet someone you could possibly date, you might want to download a few of the most known apps like Tinder, which offers a Tinder verification code, or Bumble, where you are in control of the match.