How do you meet people in a new city when you’re shy?

By on Aug 25th
A Conversation with Phillis Wheatley

Do not try to make friends with statues. They do not have any interest in your life. Photo by clairity. Used under Creative Commons license.

Help Cate!

I'm moving soon, and for the first time I won't have the built-in community of school.

How can I meet people in my new town, even if I'm shy?

My advice is: start with Twitter or Instagram. It may not be any help at all, depending on your town, but many larger towns and smaller cities have bigger-than-usual Twitter users per capita. Des Moines is like that.

That's it. I'm a nerd. That's my advice. So I throw it open: Homies, how's a shy girl meet the nice people in her new town?

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About Cat Rocketship

I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things.