Friends! How many of us have them? Don’t have a lot of friends? Want a group of people to watch Insecure with? Need a new home girl to talk about men? Just plain old bored and lonely? You need some new friends! If you aren’t really meeting anyone in your everyday life, you should look towards the internet. It might sound weird, may sketch you out or make you feel like a loser but it is totally normal. Friendships are made online everyday! And these friendships can definitely be turned into real life forever friends. You never know. Here is a list of a few ways to find new friends online to meet in real life:
If you live in a larger city, you may have the little advantage of being paid to attend events with a little app that not too many people know about. Surkus is an app that alerts you to events in the area and they pay you to go! With the app you’re grouped with other single party goers who are looking to meet people too! We’ve used this app before and they typically put you at a table (if it’s a club environment), give you free drinks and sometimes feed you! And they not only cast for parties but art, comedy and other events as well.
Instagram isn’t just for sliding in the DM’s for salacious purposes. You can follow other people that you admire or have common interests with. If they live in the same city, definitely strike up a conversation and plan to meet. It’s actually one of the best ways to meet other millennials. We have done this multiple times and have made awesome friends this way.
Meet Up is another great way to meet people in your area with common interests. The app makes it super easy to find groups that are passionate about the same things you’re passionate about. After you join a group, you’ll get email alerts on different events and meet ups to attend. Take advantage and find your next entourage. You can also make your own group and plan events for people to attend.
Facebook is another platform you can utilize to link with people with common interests. Join some communities, express yourself, take note of members who are in your area and contact them!