It is always difficult to meet new people. Sometimes we have a lot of people or acquaintances who have the potential to be a good friend in our life, it is just that we are too lazy to do anything about it and we let these people slip away. So here are a few ways to meet new people.
You could get to know people through your friends. When you are meeting someone through your friend, chances are the person has the same interest as you and may be more trustworthy of character. You could also throw a party or an event and ask your friends to invite their friends. This would enlarge your social circle!
You could also always turn your workmates into a potential friend. If you do get along with them, ask them out for lunches or for drinks after work. This will allow some bonding time for all of you. Furthermore, having a friend at work could make your work place more bearable.
Join classes such as yoga or dance classes. Both of you are there for a common interest and being in the same class may serve as the ice breaker you need to get the conversation started. Once you get the conversation started, you could start going for classes together or go for dinner together or a cup of coffee together after your class.
Sign up for a club or an organization such as a hiking club where you will instantly know a group of people who share the same interest as you. You can also start your own book club and have your very first meeting in your own home.
In conclusion, meeting new people may be intimidating and scary but persevere, because we are not made to be lonely. So get out there and start meeting new people!