Quite a quandry.
Posted by tim in Confused on November 11, 2006

Okay, so here's a great question for you...

How do you meet new people?

Let's get some more detail here.. In our culture, the primary way to meet people, make new friends, ties, and relationships, is to congregate at a club or bar. At such a place, the occupants are expected to take part in the dancing, smoking, drinking, drug use, and other promiscuous activity. However, someone who has certain values in their life that prevent them from smoking, drinking, or engaging in any other questionable activities, is looked upon as being an outsider, a hermit, or a weirdo when they just go to a loud club and sit at a table drinking water.

You could probably argue that churches are good for this kind of thing, but think about that for a second. Primarily, a church is not a place to go and "pick up chicks". Secondarily, the primary audience in a church (at least in this area) ranges from 40 years old, upward. I'm not saying that the "old people" have anything wrong, but there are a lot of different issues between the generations, and the degree of separation is enough that any sort of relationship between someone 23 and someone 43 would make it difficult to maintain even a remotely close relationship.

So, how would someone in the mid to late 20's, who works upwards of 50 hours a week at the nine-to-five, and an additional 30 hours at a self-employed-job, go about making new friends?

 
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Pick up chicks at work.

  • Posted by Fuey Lulu (Guest) on November 13, 2006 at 10:10:17AM

well, what she said.

work is usually where i meet new friends -- never really got along with anyone well enough at school.

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on November 13, 2006 at 11:14:57PM

That's all good and well, but consider this: I see people for 5 minutes at a time at work.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on November 13, 2006 at 11:26:58PM

you need to get out & maintaining friendships takes some effort. as far as meeting that special someone, try to be open to the chance meeting and serendipity in everyday life.

  • Posted by nabiy (Guest) on November 14, 2006 at 01:20:07AM
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