Take it from someone who has moved a lot:
-Yeah, you’ll make a lot of acquaintances and very few friends. This is normal.
-Be open to going out and doing things. Be blunt. “Hi, I’m new in town. What’s fun to do here?” Even if it’s something you aren’t really into, at first at least, you might as well go.
-Go to a gym. Find a club or activity you like. Use the 'net. Join a team. Make acquaintances there. They may become friends later.
-There will probably be some tough spots. Expect them. It’s normal.
-Use the 'net for dates. I really was never successful at it, but I’ve had tons of friends who met some amazing people. A few are married now.
And since this IS T-Nation: when in doubt or bored, go to the gym and lift something heavy. [/quote]
This is all excellent advice. Totally agree about the net-dating…don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! I gave it a whirl and was surprised by the amount of quality women on there (doctors, lawyers…few to no mental issues, full sets of teeth…the works!)
Making acquaintances is easy. Making good friends, not so much. It takes time. [/quote]
Im a little skeptical of it myself but I might try it myself. I would be still embarrassed to tell my friends that I met my girlfriend on the Internet. Try to make that not sound weird. Its kinda difficult.
If your friends will look you down because you met your girlfriend on the internet…they are not your friends.
Also, I feel guilty for enjoying staring at your avatar.