This is one problem every college graduate faces after graduation. All the friends you made in college simply go back home to stay with their families or change city for better job opportunities.
So how to make friends after college? Making friends outside your circle of colleagues or mutual friends can be a very hard task for adults. To some people, it is an impossible task.
I had the same experience after college. I would sit at home alone thinking about how much my circle of friends had dwindled to just a few friends.
Below are some techniques that helped me make some new friends.
1. I heard about the services of meetup.com and how they help you meet new people. I joined quite a number of interest groups and made new friends. I found out that the most important key to making a whole lot of new friends after college is repetition. Make sure you see the people you wish to establish new friendship with as often as possible so you don't have to make new acquaintances every time. You have to put in some extra efforts to make new friends after college because friends won't come to you easily like they did during your high school or college days.
2. Meet new people at your local church. In the church most people are nice and willing to talk after the service. What can be better than chatting with friends while getting a sip of free tea? ;)
3. Device new means of doing things or find new things to do. Something like a photography class for newbies would be ideal. Make use of daily deals such as LivingSocial, Groupon, etc to take these classes and get involved in some other activities. You can get involved in casual adult leave sports, professional development sessions or volunteering. Getting involved in any of these activities will enable you meet new people and join the trending discussions.
4. No matter how busy you are, always find time to ask some people out for drink/coffee/group lunch every once in a while. Apart from helping you make new friends, this will strengthen the bond between you and your colleagues.