Posted October 03, 2012 by

7 Ways to Expand Your Social Circle After College

In college, there’s never a shortage of potential friends. After college, that pool gets smaller, or so it seems. Sure, you may have some college buddies in town or be able to rekindle old high school friendships, but that alone may not satisfy all of your social needs. It’s true, making friends as a working adult is not as easy as it once was, but it’s not impossible either. All it takes is a little guts and a little creativity, and you too can have a strong social circle again. Check out these seven ways to expand your social circle after college:

  1. Make friends at work:

    One of the easiest ways to develop friendships after college is to befriend the people you work with. You already spend the majority of your day with these people, so it would be a waste not to get close to a few of your co-workers. If day-to-day encounters aren’t as social as you’d like, attend company-wide happy hours, join the softball league, and get involved in other work functions to make friends.

  2. Join a Meetup group:

    Meetup is a social networking website that organizes group meetings for people who share common interests. Meetup events are categorized by various interests, including arts and culture, dancing, health and wellbeing, music, outdoors and adventure, religion and beliefs, and so on. Not only is Meetup a good way to make friends, but you’ll also get to explore you city and try new things.

  3. Take up a hobby:

    If you want to expand your social circle, take up a new hobby or revisit an old one. If you enjoy running, join a running group. If you like to sing, join a choir. If you like to play guitar, form a band. You get the idea. Focus on a hobby and see if there are people in your area who like to do the same thing.  Continue reading . . .

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