By Bianca Mendez
While there are many challenges that come with moving to a new city like mastering the public transport system or finding a first job, one thing that’s always on a person’s mind is whether or not they’ll make friends. But in adulthood, where it seems like everyone has their solid friend circles figured out, finding a new crew to hit up for happy hour seems daunting. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this. Here’s are some of the best places to meet new people, according to Ed’s pals who were once in your shoes.
One of the easiest places to start looking for potential friends is at work. That’s how Maryn Liles, senior editor at YourTango made most of her friendships when she moved to New York City. “There’s something about being in the trenches with someone that really bonds you. And when you’re new to the city and new to the editorial world, having a confidant who ‘gets it’ and is in your same position is an amazing (and necessary!) thing,” says Liles, who starting forming bonds with her coworkers by going on walks and checking up on them by their desks. “At first I was hesitant to be completely open with my new colleagues. After all, work is work, but after feeling incredibly isolated for a few months while keeping my professional facade intact, I slowly started to warm up to my peers at work—and that made all the difference.”