Making Friends When You’re Married
It doesn’t happen to everyone, but some married couples find it hard to get their social lives back on track. Spouses are generally busier with their obligations and responsibilities. Some of their old friends may be living different lifestyles and feel as if they don’t have much in common anymore. They don’t have time to be going out of their way to find new friends.
Having kids, a career, and a marriage is more challenging compared to what a younger adult or college student deals with on a daily basis. Often times, people think finding your perfect other half is the most challenging thing. However, sometimes it can be finding another couple with similar interests to hangout with. Here’s a few tips on how to make new friends while married:
Host a Dinner Party
Hosting a dinner party is the ultimate way to allow friendships to grow. You can host a party with other married couples who are at your same church, kids sporting events, or even work. Ask them to invite other couples that you may slightly know or maybe not know at all who would enjoy a dinner. This can allow you to meet new people without the pressure of being one on one for the first time. The ice is already broken, and you already have something in common (your mutual friend). Trusting your friends suggestions of good company can widen your circle of friends.
FriendZone is an application created to bring like-minded people together. This app helps you find people who have similar interests as you. It’s algorithm curates a list of people with similar age, interests, and location to make connections with. If you and your spouse want to find someone to go hiking with, this app matches you with people who also enjoy hiking. Then you can create group chats with people who all want to go hiking together. Meeting new people is stimulating as a couple and can help you become more comfortable with meeting other partners. You can download the application now.
Get Involved in Events and Activities in Your Community
Getting involved can be quite easy! When you join a activity or event, you instantly know a group of people with similar interests as you. This can be a great way you and your spouse can stay active and involved in your community. You can invite other married friends to get involved to help start easy conversations with others. Another option can be to even start your own event and have informal meet ups to make new friends. You could start a book club and have couples over for some appetizers and wine to make it less forced.
Meeting people when you’re married may seem daunting, but there’s various ways to put you and your spouse out there. Don’t be afraid to try something new!