Help a high school junior get a social life
April 21, 2012 8:14 PM Subscribe
I am a high school junior who is growing unsatisfied with his social life. How can I meet people outside of school?
I am currently a junior in high school. My friends are kind and interesting people, but unfortunately they don't seem to do much outside of school. In my group, only one person other than myself has organized a get together in the past few months. So while I like these guys a lot, I would like to make some new friends outside of my current group. I am lost on how to go about doing this, though.
Furthermore, I have gone to an all boys school since elementary school. I haven't retained many friends from that era, which means that I don't know a single girl in my area. I can't meet any through my current friends, as they are mostly introverts themselves. I think that this would be solved in the same way as the above problem, but if there is any specific advice that applies here I would love to hear it.
I don't believe that I am socially awkward, but if I were completely socially comfortable then I wouldn't be in this situation to begin with. Fortunately, I have access to a car.
I have been volunteering, going to the gym, and studying for SATs at the library. I have yet to meet anyone this way, though. There are a decent number of people my age at the gym, but conversation is difficult when everyone has headphones in.
Am I approaching this the wrong way? Is there somewhere else that I can go where I am more likely to meet new people? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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