How to Make Friends as an Adult

Group Therapy: Trouble Making Friends as an Adult

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I'm having a huge problem dating, primarily because I have very, very few friends in town: I don't go out. I recently moved back to my hometown and I only know a handful of people here well enough to see if they want to grab a drink on the weekends. I'm not "allowed" to be friends with my co-workers, to the point where if I give someone a ride/run into them out and about, we keep it hush-hush.

It's not like I sit around and bemoan my situation, I have a cool roommate (male, so when we're out together people assume we're together), It's just I know I'm not getting out enough to even meet anyone, much less keep myself from going crazy on Friday night's after hours of Law and Order.

(On a side note — I feel weird going out alone; 1. I hate the stigma, 2. I don't know any bartenders (to keep me company/keep creepers away), 3. I don't want to run into anyone I know if I'm alone, it would be embarrassing. I could always say my friend ditched me, but . . .)

I guess I can always sit in coffee shops waiting for Mr. Right to notice my totally hipster book and compliment my shoes, but until then . . .

Any ideas on making friends once you're out of college?

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