One of the easiest ways to make a friend in a new town is to join an online networking hub and connect that way. Some people choose MeetUp groups and online membership clubs, others choose online dating sites like QuickFlirt. We recommend you do both if you're single and looking to mingle!
What's important to remember is that you don’t just want to make online friends - you want to meet in real life and the sooner the better, so choose forums that allow for this. Online chemistry doesn’t guarantee offline chemistry, so it’s always best to meet people in real life ASAP to gauge if the offline chemistry is there.
If you’re seeking a friend online the first thing to do is to join a site like QuickFlirt, upload a profile and get mingling! Search for people in your area that you can chat with and if you form an online friendship, meet up for a coffee ASAP!
What’s so great about meeting for a quick coffee, or drink, is that there’s no pressure - it’s not like having to sit through an entire dinner. It’s even less pressure if you grab a coffee to go and walk through the streets, as it will give you natural topics for conversation. Something like bowling, where you physically do something, is another great ice breaker, but whatever it is, keep it short and sweet for the first meeting. You’re probably both a bit nervous, so the less pressure, the better.
What’s more, first impressions, contrary to popular belief, don’t last. So rather meet someone for a twenty minute coffee before work and then see them again before you make up your mind, than spend one hour together for the first meeting and decide what you think about them. You’ll be surprised to see how different your second impression might be!
While it’s nice to make a friend online and flirt with them, to keep expectations low tell them you’re looking to meet new people and flirt, but you don’t have expectations for how things will work out. You just want to meet new people and have fun and then whatever comes out of it, comes out of it. You never know what will come out of a meeting and it’s better to be excited about that, than have expectations that make you and the person you’re meeting nervous.