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Old 12-28-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Brandon, FL
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Hi, im new to FL. Ive lived in brandon for almost 2 months. Havent really met any friends. Im generally a shy person, but love meeting nice people. Any suggestions on how i can meet friends? Im 32 yr old female, single and no kids so im open to all positive suggestions.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Brandon, FL
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Most people here are generally friendly. You might have to initiate conversations, but most are glad to chime in. Try finding a routine hang out - something that you like doing. The gym, Saturdays at Starbucks, football on Sunday afternoons at BWW or Beefs, the park with kids on some afternoon... Something like that.

It is hard to go most places in the US, and make instantaneous friends in the first 30 seconds after meeting someone. If you don't have friends from work or a routine hang-out, you may be hard-pressed to find someone who will invite you out for fun after a first time introduction. Plus, if you go somewhere you frequent to find friends, you can guarantee they will share your interests.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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Hi, im new to FL. Ive lived in brandon for almost 2 months. Havent really met any friends. Im generally a shy person, but love meeting nice people. Any suggestions on how i can meet friends? Im 32 yr old female, single and no kids so im open to all positive suggestions.
I mean like what do you like to do? You just have to like do stuff outside to meet people, you know.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Check out Creative Loafing or meetup.com for group activities of things you like to do. There are single groups if you like to go out with other mature adults.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I moved here from the Midwest about six months ago and was in the same spot. I joined a kickball team and it's been a blast. We play every Monday and Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Then we go out afterward for some adult beverages and food. I'll shoot you a DM with the details. Welcome!
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Pics?
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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Red face I will be your friend

Hey I am a gay male moving to Tampa in March, I would love to get to know you, what are you interest?
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:02 PM
 
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There are a lot of great 20's and 30's groups on meetup.com in this area. I am active every weekend, all weekend and have met many amazing friends this way.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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You really need to try out Meetup.com. I've met so many good people through their groups. I could literally be busy every night of the week with friends I've met there. If you have an interest there's a Meetup group that caters to it. Best wishes.
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