Best Way to Make Friends in NYC?

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    Jul 15, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    This weekend my BF brought up that it's hard to make friends in New York, granted he's a bit introverted but I was about to reply saying it's not... then noticed it's been difficult even for me (truthfully though I haven't been making as much as an effort as I should have been icon_redface.gif) But it seems that you need to schedule hanging out weeks in advance with others because they're so busy, or people you meet move away since a lot of young people are in flux due to the job market and many spots don't seems conducive to meeting people unless and friendly chit chat is about as far as it goes.

    We like spending the whole weekend together but it would be nice to meet a friend at a restaurant or something. He said he's starting to miss his friends from California which makes me worry. I know people do move to this city everyday and don't know anyone so there are people out there looking to meet new people. He likes running, hiking and doing normal things so it shouldn't be that to meet others with similar interests.

    Joining a club related to our interests? Gay couples meetup group? Organizations? I also suggested work but all our co-workers are 20+ older so that doesn't seem like a viable option. Thoughts? I'm worried he's starting to feel a bit lonely. Kind of an embarrassing I'm asking this here but fellow NYC RJ members will know what I'm referring to.
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    You can make friends where you live in the neighborhood or building
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    Become independently wealthy.
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    We live in NYC ...Staten Island and have many gay friends of different ages.Some people don't make friends quickly due to their personality not the city that they live in. Ryan and Ruben. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Ehanson !

    You have tennis in your profile.

    Go to Central Park. Enter at 96th Street. Walk across the park. At the north end of the Reservoir 1.6 jog, there are tennis courts. If you really like tennis, you'd probably make friends there. It's a perfect place for entertaining friends, too because afterwards you could walk East to the Met Museum, etc. or you can walk West to the American Museum of Natural History which has the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

    P.S.: I made friends also at Marble Collegiate Church (5th & 29th Street).

    Don't forget meetup dot com.

    BEST WISHES,
    Steve
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    You and the boyfriend can try the GLBT Center on 13th Street. I made a WONDERFUL friend there at a fundraising event.
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidYou and the boyfriend can try the GLBT Center on 13th Street. I made a WONDERFUL friend there at a fundraising event.


    They have a 20-something group that meets there.
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    Jul 15, 2013 7:27 AM GMT
    go to the bars everyones freindly at the bars