AEE 60: How to Meet American Same-Sex Friends

How do you go out and meet local people in the US for friendship and not for romantic dating?

If you are a woman living in the US and learning English, maybe you are tired of men hitting on you when you go out to meetups to try to practice your English!

If you have this problem, this episode is for you!

 

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4 great tips to meet American same- sex friends who are native English speakers:

 

1- Choose a specific class or group: Join a fitness class. Cross-fit is popular for women right now. Other classes like yoga, pilates, etc. would be great places to meet American women. You could also take a cooking class through a grocery store or through an adult education class. Learn how to cook American dishes with ingredients that you can easily find in American grocery stores.

2- Volunteer: You could work for a food bank, a soup kitchen, teaching, etc.

3- Create your own situation: Email 5 friends in the US who live in your city, invite them for a potluck dinner. Ask your guests to bring 3 of their friends and share dinner with the whole group. This will not be a dating scene. You will meet great people and enjoy good food and practice your English at the same time!

 

Next, find out how to decide between a free language exchange and a language lesson.

 

What other methods do you use to meet friends to practice English with?

Share your ideas in the comments section!

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