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Has anyone just moved off somewhere not knowing anyone there? What is it like? London is too expensive to live in.
just go to the local and sit at the bar
Obviously you may have to try a couple of places out first, and you do have to put a certain amount of effort in, but it's worth it in the end.
If that doesn't work, try getting a job in pub, even if it's only a couple of nights a week.
When I moved here from South Africa
You need an in to make new friends but a job will usually do as an initial circle, then you can follow it up with band, football team, language group (if you're moving abroad), etc.
You planning on moving overseas or staying in The UK?
ended up making friends with people off my course and in halls
(fucking hell, that's good)
Go for it. Moving to a new city was the best thing I ever did, apart from the #HucknallFacts hashtag.
Spent a lot of my formative years doing karate in Hucknall.
But yeah. Hucknall is grim. My family still live there so I'm *lucky* enough to have a reason to go back there occasionally.
I feared there would be an increased risk of running into Mick Hucknall.
I'm now in Mapperley Park, yo!
It was London though.
you just have to be prepared to be both more outgoing and comfortable spending time alone.
I don't know anyone that lives here :-(
is your best bet
kind of. sometimes
you can get actually rent a flat rather than a little shoebox sized room for less money. Bring it on.
Best advice for getting to know an entire area very very quickly
Wasn't fun, it was Barnsley, so I came home. True story.
Considering moving to the big smoke though, although I do know some folks there.
Still have nightmares about both.
I'm not sure I could handle more than a month of that either.
just go on the internet dating in new places. go on tons of dates and loads of them will end up being with people who dont fancy you but you can be pals with
If you move to leeds don't call me
I met people through work, working for music sites...then I stole their friends..then I made more on Twitter.
but then they found out I was a misogynist so now I have pretty much no friends :( Guys, if you're reading this, I can change.
when going off to University. Not sure if that counts. I would be worried about doing it now, if my workplace is anything to go by I wouldn't want them as my friendship group. I would have to get loads of hobbies and go from there, could do me the world of good actualy.
planning on making friends with people at work/uni and through football and gigs i guess, i dunno. Just do it and worry about the implications later that's my sorta plan
as long as you aren't moving in with pricks. It is so difficult to tell until you actually do it. I reckon if I did it now I would tell myself I would join clubs and try and hook up with colleagues, but I bet I would just retreat into my own world.
Well, I did, but he had a girlfriend and disappeared off the radar. Go to bars and events and stuff, its suprisingly easy even for loners and weirdos
but the city I moved to was London. Either ways my advice would be go to everything you're invited to even if you don't like the venue/event it's a great way to network and find people you might have something in common with.