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Four ways to find new friends when you're an adult

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

The time at school and university is usually pretty blissful when it comes to connections. You spend days surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of other similarly-aged people. You could meet new people at the drop of a hat by sitting somewhere else at lunch, studying in a new area of the library or joining a student club. But once you're an adult, that's all gone and it feels so much harder to make new friends. The freshers events are over, the societies are lacking and the people you meet are the people at work and those you see on your daily commute to and from work. And unless you're changing job every 3-6 months, these people will pretty much stay the same. Throw in a year-long pandemic with a housebound lockdown, and we've all been royally screwed over for meeting people and making new friends.

So here's three ways to find YOUR people now that lockdown is being lifted:

1. Hobbies

Everyone has their hobbies. Whether it's as adventurous as rock-climbing or laidback as arts and crafts, finding a community of people that love doing that thing too gives you the common ground to start conversations and see where they lead. This might be a weekly