Moving to a New City

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    Mar 15, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    Hi! I am moving to a new city in a few months, and I don't know too many people there. Does anyone have tips on how to integrate into a new city? How to get involved?

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    Mar 15, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    This is fairly standard advice, but: find a group of people who share an interest with you (book club, singing group, sports team, political club) and get involved with the group. Friendships will form. Or: advertise locally (craigslist, RJ, etc.) for a training buddy to go to the gym with. Chances are, if you like one another, he may have a circle of friends that you might meet, and then you're on your way.

    Just some ideas.
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    Mar 15, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    hifimatlock saidHi! I am moving to a new city in a few months, and I don't know too many people there. Does anyone have tips on how to integrate into a new city? How to get involved?

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    As a lifelong new yorker, i can give you some good advice. get back to me at
    pluginthecharger@yahoo.com.

    I would love to help out.
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    Mar 15, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    Join connexion.org. Search for people with common interests.
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    Mar 15, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    hifimatlock saidHi! I am moving to a new city in a few months, and I don't know too many people there. Does anyone have tips on how to integrate into a new city? How to get involved?

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    New York City is the best....come here if you want to be challenged and learn how to be the best in your chosen line of work. There is always something to do. Walk three blocks and you have learned or seen more than you would than in the average DesMoines type downtown.

    We don~t walk around with a pollyanna smile on our face saying ^have a nice day^to everyone^...you gotta prove your integrity and when you do, your set....and real.
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    Mar 15, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    Another great way is to talk to your friends in the city you live in now. Chances are they know someone there if it's a bigger city. Meeting people is all about connections. I'd also recommend you don't sleep with everyone you meet initially in the city.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 16, 2008 9:36 AM GMT
    listen to what the guys have already told you
    I lived in NY for most of my life
    and it's the best city in the world
    The winters sucked but thats another story
    join a gym
    get involved in clubs
    and make an effort to meet up with people at work or anywhere else you spend your time
    NY is an advanced level of social dynamics
    the people aren't very open and friendly at first
    and can be a tuff nut to crack
    but once you do you're going to love it
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    Mar 16, 2008 12:12 PM GMT
    Well NY is the world's best city (and the winters rock).

    The answer to your question, however, depends a lot on what new city you are talking about. The answer is different for London, Barcelona, Barnes Iowa, etc.

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    Mar 16, 2008 12:22 PM GMT
    You've gotten a number of good suggestions so far. Your fellow RJ members are a great resource, if not the best.

    Another opportunity to meet people is to join a recreational sport (softball, volleyball, etc.). Call a local community center and find out about their leagues.

    To locate a gym, go to http://cms.ihrsa.org/. Enter the zip code (or city and state) in the lower right corner. You'll get a list of gyms in the immediate area that are part of this national association - local facilities as well as national chains. (It's great website when you travel, too.)

    Good luck in Chicago - you're gonna love it!

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    Mar 16, 2008 1:58 PM GMT
    GQjock saidlisten to what the guys have already told you
    I lived in NY for most of my life
    and it's the best city in the world
    The winters sucked but thats another story
    join a gym
    get involved in clubs
    and make an effort to meet up with people at work or anywhere else you spend your time
    NY is an advanced level of social dynamics
    the people aren't very open and friendly at first
    and can be a tuff nut to crack
    but once you do you're going to love it


    NY is the best city in the world....I've travelled all around the globe, and while evry city has it's charm and specialty, new york is number one in everything.

    New Yorkers can also spot bullshit a mile away. Maybe that's why people say ny people are not friendly. We don't bother with nonesense. Living in a big city, it is necessary to keep your guard up, but gain the trust of someone here and you got a solid friend.

    As I said earlier, we don't judge a book by it's cover. Get pissed, get angry, make room for the next guy ands wait your turn....be real. The worst thing you can do is walk around being fake and trying to be nice all the time...That works in most cities in the USA, people love you when you are a grinning idiot, but not in new york.
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    Mar 16, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    Thanks to all that have replied. I am a pretty reserved person, so I sometimes have trouble making the first step. Sounds like I have too, though.

    Thanks Frank for the website.

    I hope to get involved in a soccer group and find a good gym in Chicago.
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    Mar 16, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    hifimatlock saidThanks to all that have replied. I am a pretty reserved person, so I sometimes have trouble making the first step. Sounds like I have too, though.

    Thanks Frank for the website.

    I hope to get involved in a soccer group and find a good gym in Chicago.


    In new york, there is a bar called the Gym bar. It is on 8avenue in the Chelsea district. There, you can sign up for wrestling, rugby, soccer and other sports teams
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    Mar 16, 2008 4:22 PM GMT
    Ask your friends if they know anybody in Chicago -- work friends, college friends, etc. I think people are usually happy to send an email saying "Hey, a friend of mine is moving to your town, could you take him out for a drink sometime?" Might as well work the connections you already have to make new ones.