I had the best friends of my life back in college a few years ago. We're still best friends, but since I've moved to a city where I don't know anyone, I really don't have a single person to hang out with for most of the year. I basically work and hang out by myself for 4-6 months at a time until I go visit them for a long weekend.
Don't get me wrong. I'm sociable, but I'm also reclusive by nature, so most of the time I actually prefer to be alone. 2 to 3 weekends out of the month, I would much rather spend Friday and Saturday night getting buzzed in front of Netflix than going out. But lately I'm finding that some weekends I do want to go hang out at a bar, or meet some girls, and I don't have a single person to go with.
To a large extent I think this is a no-brainer. I suspect I'll just need to find some sort of class or club that meets on Friday evenings, and tag along with the group that's heading out for drinks afterwards. I'll get a couple of numbers in my phone, and next thing I know I'll have friends I can call up when I'm bored.
Has anyone been in a similar situation? What specifically did you do to make some friends? If you joined an adult class or a club or something, what was it exactly? I have some ideas of my own, but I want some others.