How to meet new people in a new city

If you’ve ever moved to a new city, you know how scary it can be and how lonely it can feel at times.

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It’s the feeling of not knowing anyone or anything- not knowing the route from your flat to the local store, not knowing who to call when the pipe in your bathroom bursts, and worst of all, not having anyone to talk to and experience new restaurants, movies or concerts with.

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Talking to your old friends over phone or facetime is fine-but it’s not the same as having someone physically there. You want to come back from work and sit and eat and laugh with someone. You want to go to a cafe or bar and have someone sitting sipping coffee or beer opposite you.

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But how do you find someone? Coworkers don’t always become your friends and endlessly swiping through profiles on dating apps becomes tiring and meaningless after a point. Even if you’re someone who only needs 1 or 2 people rather than a big group, those 2 who you really connect with can be hard to find.

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We felt the same way, moving from city to city. It was hard to find a place or platform to meet people.

There are a few ways we found which resulted in us and ended up making some really good friends.

1) Connect with friends of friends

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Ask your friends if they know anyone, and drop them a message!

2) Go to events around you

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Attend comedy shows, concerts, book clubs, and strike up a conversation with people who like the same things as you

3) Take classes

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Take cooking classes or spinning classes at the gym. Sprinkle and struggle while mingling

4) Get to know your coworkers

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Take your friendship outside the office- ask them to hang out on the weekend

5) Attend a party on MyScoot's platform

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Sign up with MyScoot and request to attend themed parties- socialising, masquerade, neon glow, live music, books and poetry slam, and more!