T O P
onepmtues

I’m moving to Dallas this upcoming week, so I’ll be in the same boat wanting to meet people!


Victronia

Good luck with your move! If you’d like to chat and maybe meet up when you’re settled, message me!


CabooseMisuse

I just moved to Dallas and I am feeling this 😩


Victronia

Right, it’s the one thing I wasn’t prepared for 😭


CabooseMisuse

I know! I was prepared for it to an extent, like It's really such a double-edged sword for me because I really want to meet new people and make friends, but I don't know anywhere here so I don't even know places to go to just like hang out and meet people. Or if I make a friend somewhere, somehow, I wouldn't even know where to take them lol


Victronia

Wellllll I am in the market for making new friends, if you want to message!


CabooseMisuse

I'm down to get to know each other!


OPXur

Hey - I somewhat recently joined a 21+ meet up discord, pretty decent group of people! Gone to a couple barcades and had good times. Let me know if either of you are interested. u/Victronia


freehubfreebird

I'm interested! (Also new to the area and down to meet new people u/Victronia and u/CabooseMisuse)


CabooseMisuse

Yes! I love new friends!


CabooseMisuse

I'm definitely down!!


Victronia

I’m definitely interested!


arnoldspade

I’m definitely interested too


johnnyd10vt

Lots of people struggle making new friends in adulthood because they don’t understand how they did so effortlessly younger in life… The formula for making friends is actually quite easy, the problem is that it doesn’t naturally happen as often once you’re out of school. But in any case, the formula is: **Common interests + repeated casual interactions**, which isn’t to say that you’ll become friends with every single person who meets the criteria, but you will with *X%* of them. So the answer is to figure out what you’re passionate about and get involved with some organized activities. It can be anything: sports, religious, hobbies, community service, profession-related, etc.. Those repeated interactions are what allow you to get to know people naturally, figure out who you have other common interests/values with, and ultimately be able to say “you want to grab a beer/movie/etc” in a non-awkward way


politirob

lmao I’m passionate about shitposting from the comfort of my phone, sadly there is no “organized” experience for that


chronicdemonic

We need a shit posting convention


Ok-Pirate3030

Happiest Hour if you're a young professionals fro-sun nights


kimbroughd13

Happiest Hour is awesome but probably not the ideal atmosphere for this person if they’re a homebody and not already going with a group of friends.


Excellent_Shoe8980

I’m a Dallas native and I struggle with meeting new people hahahah


Victronia

It’s so hard when home is so appealing too lol


jim10040

Which part of Dallas do you live in, and which part do you like best so far? What do you like to do in your off-time?


Victronia

I’m in Lake Highlands and so far the parts I’ve had the best experiences are in Oak Lawn and Carrollton. I like thrifting and arcades so I’ve been looking for those and visiting the parks here! Any suggestions?


[deleted]

Try these spots: Cidercade Dallas Barcadia Dallas Free Play Arcade Richardson Nerdvana Frisco


Victronia

Thanks, I’ll check them out!


sharperview

Sand Bar has volleyball leagues you can sign up for BVB Dallas is very social - https://www.bvbdallas.org/ If you are a women - the junior league


kimbroughd13

And if you’re not into volleyball, there are other orgs in Dallas like Lone Star and Dallas Sports and Social with all kinds of co-Ed league activities (kickball, softball, cornhole, card games, etc). I met so many cool people through these leagues.


Victronia

Thanks!


25lighter

I recently got into mountain biking and have made alot of new friends with all types of skill levels.


BigBlackHzYoBak

I'm new to Dallas as well and in the same boat. I don't care much for the traditional club or bar scene but the Cidercade is a good middle ground between a "place for nerds" and a typical bar. I haven't made any friends there but the crowd that goes is friendly and it's a very "good vibes, no drama" type feel.


Victronia

Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve been meaning to check out the arcades here, I’d love some more friends that game too.


BigBlackHzYoBak

No problem! There is another similar place near downtown in Deep Ellum called Select Start. Its pretty cool but much smaller and more bar than arcade. I would recommend it giving it a shot because they have a couple retro consoles like N64s and good drinks BUT Deep Ellum is a huge party scene and has all the drama and more to match, so I avoid that area when it would be really busy. That's cool! I used to be pretty heavy into gaming myself but as with most getting older has put a damper on that lol. I still play when I get some free time though. What all do you play?


Victronia

I’ve mostly been playing a lot of GTA Online after work, but occasionally some SSBU and Mario Kart. What about you?


BigBlackHzYoBak

I've kinda been stuck on the typical "dude bro" games like COD recently but I like milsim shooters, racing games and open world games like Fallout. I really like Smash Bros too but haven't played in a while since I don't have a regular group to play with.


Victronia

Hey if you want to play smash together I’d love to! And I had so much fun with Fallout 3 & 4; which did you like?


BigBlackHzYoBak

Heck, yeah! That sounds dope! And I'm a huge Fallout: New Vegas fan, but never got into the newer or older ones for some strange reason.


SnooDoodles6347

I always find these threads interesting, as I've always just made my friends at school or work... never had to be in a situation where that isn't possible, but I do like the suggestions that come up, in case I ever am...


Victronia

Same haha but I’m doing online school and work from home so those options are out the door.


Gpardo93

Joining a gym


Katapangan55

I've personally never made any friends at a normal gym nor have I gotten out of my way to talk to someone and I've seen the same people all the time. People usually like to keep to themselves when working out


Victronia

I’ve been thinking about joining a gym, but isn’t it considered bad etiquette to talk to people working out? Not saying it’s a bad idea though!


Gpardo93

It’s kinda different at equinox! Especially if you take the group fitness classes. People are definitely more sociable and will come up and talk to you. Weightlifting yes people are more inclined to keep to themselves.


Victronia

Thank you for the suggestion! I hadn’t heard of Equinox before but I’ll check it out. I only had PF and LA Fitness in mind lol


Herry_Up

There was a whole post about men leaving women alone at the gym lol the comments were a shitshow


ddrxhi

Definitely join Meetup to find people with common interests. Also bumble BFF although that may be more successful if you’re a girl vs guy (based on what I’ve heard from talking to girls and dudes)