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Travel Topic : Making friends in a new city

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

One of the comments that my clients make when we first start talking is the fear of making friends. Making friends on a vacation vs making friends when you are settling into a new city will evidently look different. As someone who has moved countries 3 times, these are the ways that I have managed to meet new friends.

Don't be too frightened, you will definitely find your crowd.

Your new job

Work will be a really great source of making new friends when you move to a new destination because you spend so much time with these people. Work a customer facing role? Post shift bevs can be a great way to unwind.

Try out a new hobby

In person group meetups.

Facebook groups.

Introduce yourself online

Dating apps.

Friends of friends.

Just a few tips on safety

It may seem silly to add this bit but I just want you all to stay safe and meet great people

- As a rule of thumb I always meet people out in public for coffee/drinks where there are other people around. Just to make sure that they are who they say they are...

- Be trusting but don't immediately give away alot of information.

- Focus on your gut instinct, it's entire purpose is to keep you safe.

- Send a quick message to someone who you know whether that be someone from home or your housemates, just so someone knows what you are up to.

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