Many of us know how hard it can be to make new friends as an adult. It just seemed so much easier when you were younger- you pick friends, and if you’re one of the lucky ones, they are with you for life.
But what about the rest of us?
What if you move to a new city and don’t know anyone? Or if you outgrow your old friends? Or you go through a breakup and have to divide up your friends with your ex? Or what if you have discovered a newfound hobby and want some friends to share it with?
Sure, you can join a local sporting club, or find friends at work. And those can be excellent ways to make social connections. But not everyone wants to run after a football with a bunch of strangers, or have an awkward chat in the work staffroom. So unless you try to make friends with the barista while you wait in line for your morning coffee, or attempt to snag an invite to the local bowls club Christmas party…
How on earth do you make new friends in Brisbane?
We find jobs online, date online and shop online- so let’s find friends online!
Chatter & Co. is the new and effective way for women to make friends in Brisbane.
This website lets you create your own profile, and contact other members directly. Search for friends either by age bracket or hobbies. When you find other people who seem like potential friends, you can contact them using the ‘private message’ function on their profile. Send as many messages as you like! Once you have paid your small membership fee, you are free to interact and message as often as you want. When you feel comfortable, you can also take your friendship into the real world, and arrange a catch up.
Another great feature of the Chatter & Co. website is the Chatterboard. This is an interactive space to post potential activities, events or perhaps just for general chit chat. If you have a spare concert ticket, this is the place that you can post it asking if anyone would like to join you. If you really want to see a certain movie, ask around on the Chatterboard. It’s a great place to become comfortable with the site. We understand that not everyone feels confident contacting friends directly as soon as they join the website. Let yourself get used to it by chatting to other members via the Chatterboard first.
As a member of Chatter & Co., you are also welcome to start or join various groups on the website. Find friends with likeminded hobbies and interests, or if you can’t find a group that suits you- start one yourself!
Getting to know friends online eliminates those nerves that can come with finding new friends in real life. Take the pressure off yourself and get to know each other online before arranging a real world catch-up. You are also guaranteed that every member on this site is here to make new friendships.
The most important thing we are hoping to create with Chatter & Co. is a supportive and positive place for women to connect. We encourage women of all ages and from all walks of life to join the website. We hope to build a community of empowerment and support, and a whole lot of fun.
There are so many life changes that we go through as adults, and having a support system of genuine friends can make all of the difference.