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Old 07-01-2013, 10:37 PM
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Making New Friends

Has anyone had difficulties in expanding his/her social network here? I've been in OZ for a year and it's been soooo hard for me to know more people (except for at work).

My husband barely has friends either. He went with the wrong crowd when in high school, stuck with those so-called friends for years after that, but has since cleaned up his act when he realise those 'friends' were a bunch of a**holes :P

I have gone for a couple of dinners with a group of people from my country - they have a Facebook community and I thought, oh that's awesome I can meet more people. But I realise their behaviour and thoughts weren't the kind that I realy want to know... The people I met talked about boring national topics from home, and didn't seem to appreciate that they're in a beautiful country that offers so much more.

I have changed coming here, but they haven't. No one's at fault but this is only limiting the social circle that I would like even more...

How do you new migrants know more people?


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Old 07-03-2013, 11:41 PM Editor
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Hi Miss Swan

I am sorry to hear that you are having troubling expanding your social network. I am sure there will be many forum members in the same position and they should be able to help and advise you.

Have you tried taking up any hobbies? That can be an interesting way to meet like minded people.



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Old 07-04-2013, 01:50 AM
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I sympathise with you 100% i havent being here long but i do find its very hard to make friends here, ok we have the neighbours who are great but it would be nice to make new friends of my own age. I believe making friends in Australia is much slower than in my home country, its a slow process of building up new friends, although the people here are wonderful its still very hard to gather a circle of friends. If your from Perth your more than welcome to come over lol.


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Old 07-04-2013, 04:15 AM
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Hi Louiseb, what a lovely offer thank you. Unfortunately I'm in Brisbane lol..all the way on the other side :P

I don't really have any hobbies unfortunately...I spend most of my time on the internet, or going to the gym, or reading, or the movies.


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Old 07-04-2013, 12:02 PM
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Hi Miss Swan

I moved around a lot in my own country and travelled to many countries - I think it doesn't really have something to do where you are...sometimes you just meet the right people straight away and sometimes not at all or it takes a while no matter in which country you live.

In times when I just couldn't find MY people I used
It's not just about surfing and hosting, it's also a good worldwide online community to find people who live in or just visit your city and are looking for others to do something together, for example cooking, day trips, hiking, going out, showing visitors around in town...
Hm, sorry, I don't know how I can explain that best...just have a look

I think another thing to find new people might be on

Hope that helps you a bit.
I know how frustrating it can be if you're new to a place and you just can't find nice company

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