Congratulations on a new adventure in NYC. With so many people available, you’d think meeting new people when you are new to NYC would happen around every corner. The reality is, New Yorkers are a busy bunch. Between work and other commitments in life, it’s possible to spend a day in NYC and never genuinely connect with anyone new. There are a few strategies to help.

Meetup Groups

If you’re looking for socialization and some new friends, Meetup groups are a great place to start. You can register online and will be prompted to add all your interests so they can match you with groups. Every niche imaginable is available. If you want to start a new group of your own, you can do that too.

Meetup is great because it isn’t a dating site. So, if friendship only is your goal, you may want to give it a shot.

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The polar opposite meetups, a matchmaking service can help you find a date in NYC.

Sometimes our place of work or the local coffee shop just doesn’t cut it when we’re new to an area. A matchmaking service will give you personal attention to help you meet a romantic partner.

Who knows, you could meet the love of your life. Or, if the date doesn’t look like it’s turning into a second date, you might just make a great friend.


Volunteering is an excellent avenue for meeting people when you are new to NYC. Not only will you meet new people who are also giving of their time, you’ll find fulfillment in helping others.

A quick online search of your area should give you plenty of results.  One benefit of a city the size of New York is that volunteering possibilities are endless.

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the world’s greatest city, and enjoy the process of meeting new people.

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