But if you're looking for new friends, the gym is a good place to find them.One way to do this is by taking a few exercise classes.I used to spend every Saturday doing laundry, and in the beginning I brought a book with me and didn't say much to the other people. (This is where extroverts can help people like me come out of my shell.) Rather than keep my nose in my book, I took a break and chatted with some people who turned out to be my neighbors.I never realized it until I made small talk with them.The great part about joining one of these groups is that you'll meet a surprising variety of people.I've found that if I join a book group that I wouldn't "normally" have joined, it helps me read books that I would not have picked out myself.Sometimes meeting friends can be daunting, especially when you suddenly find yourself in a new city or for whatever reason totally without friends.
First of all, you'll be meeting new people you probably would never have crossed paths with this way, and second, you'll be in the mood to experience something out of the ordinary.There have been some very nice surprises this way for me in terms of different people I've met and the types of things I've been able to read. This would never have been something I'd have chosen myself, and yet because of the book group I had to read it. Not only that but I've since gone with friends to see the movie.It is these types of things that can help you meet friends.A new class or project will automatically help you give out a vibe that says you're open to learning and conversation, which is the perfect way to start a new friendship off the right way.Here are eleven suggestions for how to do something new.