Sep 10, 2021 - Things to Do
How to meet new friends in the Twin Cities, according to readers
Data: Axios poll; Chart: Will Chase/Axios. Note: Multiple answers could be selected

Last week, Axios Twin Cities asked its readers to share their experiences making friends in the metro.

Yes, but: It's not impossible, if you know where to look.

What they're saying: "It's about putting yourself out there. Friends are made through work, volunteering, at the gym or other ways like meeting friends of friends, joining a group that shares similar interests." — Linda B.

  • "It takes effort once you're beyond your last year of school, but that holds true regardless of the 'where.' It's as easy to find groups and events here as anywhere else, if not more so, in my experience." — Dan W.
  • "Reach out yourself. If you are new, be the one to introduce. If they are new, be the welcome person."
  • "Befriend people that aren't from here. And get a dog."

Of note: Some readers who took our survey selected multiple methods for how they met their friends.

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