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Vthirtyone Wed 13-Jul-16 17:25:01

Hi, I am looking for advice for a friend who I would like to help but I can't think of what to suggest...
My friend, who I work with has split up with her boyfriend, she is in her late 30's and has 2 kids 20 &16. She has a great personality, really fun and sociable but she doesn't have any friends apart from a couple of people like myself with small children who find it hard to go out in the eve regularly due to dh's work schedule.
So I am asking for suggestions of ways to find new friends to socialise with when you don't have your kids friends Mums to socialise with, or workmates (only 2 of us at work). It's just too cringey to go up to a stranger and ask them to be your mate, but equally I know she is feeling lonely. I ask her round for films and wine/coffee but it's definitely not as fun as a night on the tiles.
Any ideas?

SunnySomer Wed 13-Jul-16 17:31:15

Depends where she lives and what she's into, but she could try Spice.co.uk which organises all kinds of events and meet-ups. My town has a young WI which I've joined and met some lovely people in their 30s and 40s. She could try these maybe?

SunnySomer Wed 13-Jul-16 17:33:15

Ps I moved house recently and found things to do by googling "things to do in *new home town". Loads of stuff came up. You need to be a little brave to go along to things, but after you've done it once it gets easier!

Vthirtyone Wed 13-Jul-16 17:33:17

Thank you, that's a great start! I'll suggest those ideas. Thank you x

finnmcool Wed 13-Jul-16 17:33:48

Meet up.com is handy. You join up and find groups that do things you're interested in.
Having said that, I live in London so there's lots of groups.

TheWindInThePillows Wed 13-Jul-16 17:35:16

My mum swears by choirs as a great way to meet other women (and men) as they are very sociable, she's made some good friends from the choir.

IslandLife Wed 13-Jul-16 17:37:30

I used citysocializer.com a few years ago. so that might be an option if it's available in her area.

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