How to find friends? Dont Laugh this is serious please read.

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  1. JeremyFr

    JeremyFr Supporting Actor

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    Ok I know the topic sounds really funny but heres my predicament. My wife and I just moved 55 miles away from everything we know. At this points are closest friends are more than 20 miles a way so makes it much more difficult to hang out etc. I'm wondering what are some good ways to meet decent people?? I work weird hours 11:45am - 8:15pm M-F. My wife currently is looking for a job. Neither of us are really into the bar/club scene and really you dont meet very many decent people in those scenes, Seattle tends to be a pretty boring town as far as event's etc. I'm just looking for ideas, we tried online but all you find is people looking for sex/relationships. Whatever happened to online personals where you could search for people couples wanting to get together to just hang out etc, or for excercise partners??? Ok this is a really stupid rant and makes me sound like I've got no social skills but its not like when you're a teenager and you can befriend just about anyone you see.
     
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    Back before we had children my wife and I had time for friends. Sigh. Most have moved away, though we keep in tough with a few.

    Co-workers are always a good choice. Also, anyplace where you can have fun. The gym - karioki - church - join the local young republicans/democrats - the Jaycees are great, chamber of commerce too. Any non-profit.

    Good luck!

    BTW - 50 miles aing THAT far!
     
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    50 miles is far enough for us especially with gas prices.
     
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    sorry I DJ'd for almost 3 years professionaly in a local club up here and used to be into the club scene quite extensively here and its mainly dive places here in Washington. I dont mean that as a stereotype just personal experiences I've had.
     
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    Join hobbyist clubs like motorcyclist, running, etc. clubs. Get involved in your community through church or a local association.
     
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    Second what Philip said. Find a club that does something y'all like, you'll meet folks that way.

    Andrej
     
  8. Philip Hamm

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    Hey, host a HT meet! :)
     
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    Join your local volunteer fire department. Chicks dig it.
     
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    Follow Andrej's and Philip's advice.
     
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    Hey Jeremy, I know how it is in Seattle, being a 20-something (albeit a single one). I'm down in Renton, and have been in the area most of my life. I posted a thread a while ago about making friends being 25+ years old and got some good replies...do a search if you like.

    I don't know if we'd have much in common, with me being a bachelor, but if you host a HT party...I'll bring the popcorn [​IMG]

    Chris
     
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    yeah oue closest friends are in Seattle and finishing up college this is there last year so once this summer comes around they'll be able to hang out a little more often. I've wanted to host a HT get together right now though still kind of unpacking etc but hopefully within the next month or so.
     
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    ACK Seattle to Everett. Or basically anywhere to anywhere around here blows. You might try craigslist.com I met someone there trying to find people to form a volleyball team with. Turns out I couldn't play, but I still talk to her on occasion.

    Where did you DJ if you don't mind me asking? Around here?

    Chris
     
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    hehe dont laugh I used to DJ at Dakota's Night Club in Kent used to be Club Omni way back in the day. At anyrate it was Country on one side and then top40/techno on the other (weird combo I know) I DJ'd on the top40/techno side. Though it really wasnt much top forty mainly hi nrg dance/trance/breakbeat/etc. The guy that owned my club owned club FX to in Seattle. Its been around 3 years now since I did that.
     
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    Hey, don't talk bad about my commute! Marysville to Redmond, baby!!!

    Making new friends is tough - I'm either working, or spending time with current friends. Being newly single, I should probably get out and meet some more single people my age.

    Like Chris said, If you host the meet, we will come!
     
  19. Christopher P

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    What's in Marysville Jared? An ex? Between the 3 of us we got the whole Puget Sound covered. Too bad it's such a pain to get around.

    Jeremy, I've never been to Dakota's but I always seem to hear people talk about it. I'm usually in Seattle if I'm out drinking/dancing.

    Chris
     
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    Dakota's is down in Kent its an all ages place which makes it even less fun but yeah lots of problems there especially when we had a casino/bar next door to us.
     

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