Where to meet nice NYC people?
February 12, 2008 9:04 AM Subscribe
Please help me meet good people in NYC!
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (17 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently realized that I don't really have the close friends that I'd like to have in my life. The friends that I do have are all pretty much wrapped up in their own lives and I don't feel that I can count on them when I really need them.
I'm a female in my mid-20's, have been living in NYC for several years, and find it difficult to meet new people. I'm in a committed relationship and would love to find a close friend outside of my romantic partner. He has plenty of people to blow off steam with, but I do not.
I'm not opposed to taking classes, but I don't have tons of money to pay for such things. I'm also pretty tired of the bar scene, so going to parties doesn't really appeal to me either. I would enjoy having someone to workout with, drink tea with, or have a meal with. Nothing fancy, no shopping marathons, just a buddy that I can talk to.
I think the problem I've had with meeting people is that there are too many outside gimmicks. I'm not looking for a person to perform some specific activity with like getting our nails done, just a good person who wants to meet another good person.
My friends tend to use me as a therapist and I'm completely willing to be there as a loyal listener, but it would be nice to have that be a mutual thing. Any suggestions on how to meet these phantom friends? Thanks!