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Old 08-15-2010, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Takoma
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I just moved to DC a couple of weeks ago and I don't really know anyone, I'm getting to know my many roommates ok, but they kinda all do their own thing... nobody really hangs out with eachother. I have a buddy in the State Dept I hang out with but he's gone until mid September. I don't know his friends well enough to just call them up. Anybody else out there new to town and bored? Dig live music and find the club scene loathsome? I have seen the national gallery top to bottom, gone to jazz in the park, gone to the smithsonian alone so far. Are there good spots to meet 20- or 30-somethings around?
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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-quit being scared and invite yourself...win people over..I invite people out 2 dinner all the time...
-meetup.org is a great resource to build friendships
-gyms are another great place 2 make friends...about 70 percent of my circle I met at a gym playing pickup basketball...now we hit the bars/restaurants/clubs events 2 gether or with the gf's/wives...


good luck..
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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1 warning: if the Meetup is boring, just walk out after a few minutes. Do not worry about their feelings. Read about the nightmare experience I had:

Was my bad experience typical? (with Meetup group)
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Making new friends doesn't happen overnight. As an adult I think if you make one or two good friends a year, you're doing pretty well. Unless you are an exceptionally outgoing person, which it doesn't sound like you are.

All of the suggestions above about meeting new people are good. Try several meetups, don't expect every single one to be a successful fit for you. The drum circle (meridian hill park) and dupont circle are good places to hang out and meet other people your age. Also check out Busboys and Poets for a poetry reading or other event. But don't be afraid to just be alone. Its sort of like dating--friends will happen when you aren't looking for them. So learn to enjoy your own company and then other people will want to be around you.

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Old 08-15-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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OMG -- PLEASE GO to the very recent discussion thread here, called "Things to do alone on the weekends in DC" and scroll down to the 6th posting in that thread, and check out each of the links I mentioned. One of these groups is bound to interest you. Also read the last pages of each Friday's "Washington Post" weekender tabloid section which lists many of these same recreational clubs.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Welcome to the Smithsonian Young Benefactors Only went to a couple of events, but I recall people being pretty friendly.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Takoma
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ok thanks!
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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join a kickball league
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: H street NE
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definitely join a kickball league! everyone hangs out afterwards and its a fantastic way to meet people!
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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maybe you should check out the 828 project, when it arrives
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