I don’t have enough time to sugar coat the reality of my alma mater’s social reputation. I mean it’s kind of too late. It made headlines this year as being ranked the 5th douchiest college by GQ magazine. But Seriously… most kids come from money and an extreme sense of entitlement plagues the majority of students. It’s like high school all over again but WORST.
Anyhow many first year students feel as though they have to go greek to broaden their network of friends. But it’s sooo not true. The reality is that college is only a temporary stage of life and after paying thousands of dollars to be part of an “exclusive” network, reality sets in and you’ll once again be thrown into the pits of a new environment and have to make new friends.
Luckily my poor ass has never had to pay for friends or be suspicious of my friends interests in my material things. My broke ass has made friends the old fashion way… winning them through my personality, wit and humor.
In college I made friends through class, friends and parties but now that I do not have the social comfort of school I have found new ways of meeting new people.
1.) When out and about on your way to a pub on public transit too drunk to drive, make convo with the person sitting next to you. In fact talk to everyone in a hearing radius of you. You might get invited to an awesome spotlight themed party at an art gallery turned bar where you meet even more people.
2.) As you stumble out drunk out of one bar searching for the next, talk to other bar hoppers on the street. They could be the neighbors you haven’t met yet.
3.) When bored at home with nothing to do go to couchsurf.com and hit the locals up. Meet up for a picnic in the park and Trivia at a Bar. They could be your new rage buddies
4. ) Facebook living in the same area. Catch up. Maybe a new city is the perfect medium for friendship growth.