Our interests determine us in many ways. With our work, family and friends, these will be the things we will spend the most time on and enjoy the most. Usually, our closest circle of friends shares our interests, because if that is not the case, it is unlikely that you can really be best friends. But if you have moved away from them, you may have trouble finding people who are interested in similar things again.
Or if you have some very specific interests and hobbies for place where you live, maybe even your best friends won’t be interested in some of it. And yet you want to have like-minded people around you. We will help you find them, and you will see that it is easier today than ever, with the help of technology that is present in absolutely all spheres of our lives, including this one.
First look among the people you know
While this may not seem like good advice to you, because you probably think you already know all the interests of people you know, still think again. We don’t mean people you know well, but acquaintances you certainly don’t know much about. Ask someone if know someone who may be interested in the same things as you.
Or write on your Facebook wall. You may be surprised when you realize that you have several acquaintances who could become your friends because you have more in common more than you thought. And they may know some others, and so your circle will expand significantly.
Look among your colleagues
Although we spend every day with our colleagues, we often look at them as people with whom we exclusively communicate at work, and we do not view them as people with whom we could socialize in our free time. This trend is changing more and more, due to team building and similar popular methods of bringing colleagues together. Still think about it, have you ever talked to all your colleagues and found out their interests? Maybe you spend hours every day with someone like you without even knowing it.
No, we don’t mean nightclubs. We mean places where like-minded people gather. If you live in a big city, chances are you will find a club with people who share the same interest as you. Whether it is writing, watching movies or something else, it doesn’t matter. Or if you are a fan of a sport or a particular athlete, there are fan clubs. Even if you live in a small town, you can certainly find forums on the Internet with what you are looking for. These are the places where you will surely meet the people you are looking for.
As we said in the introduction, modern technologies have facilitated this whole process. If you see that you haven’t found anyone in your surroundings, and to already know them, it is time to create a profile on one of the applications whose purpose is to connect people of the same interests. There are many, but we will present to you the three most popular ones today.
1. Chat today
This website brings you a handful of opportunities to find a variety of people, using the available filters. You will set your gender, country as well as your interest. You can find everything from love to friendship.
It works differently from the previous one we mentioned, but equally successfully. It works by finding events near you. You just choose your field of interest, and Meetup will find the right event for you. Where can you meet similar people better than at such events?
3. Time to Enjoy
Made primarily for people who work very much. When you are overwhelmed with everyday work, and you often travel, it will surely cut into your social life. This app will connect your current location, with local events. So you will be able to find places where you will feel at home, even if you are far away.
Again, we come to something that the development of the Internet has brought us. A hashtag is a metadata tag that will help you find people who write, post pictures or discuss things that interest you. Very easy way to get in touch with people from all over the world. It’s even easier to follow a hashtag than to join a forum. Forums often know to be places where people have been chatting for a long time and do not accept new people so easily.
Volunteer in the field that interests you. If you love sports, imagine this great opportunity. Almost every major sporting event is looking for volunteers. You will be in charge of different things, and in return you will be surrounded by the sport you love and people who are equally enthusiastic about it. You may even have the opportunity to meet one of your idols. And that of course doesn’t have to be a sport. Find an event in anything that interests you and apply to volunteer. It will be an experience you will never forget, and it will probably bring you new like-minded friends.
Write a blog
Start your own blog. It will certainly take time and effort, but it will be worth it. You won’t have a problem like many bloggers to determine the niche of your blog. And once you start writing it, only those who are interested in the subject will visit it, and here are ways to connect with many similar people. Not everyone may be near you, but because of the algorithms, it is very likely that those who live near you will be the first to find your blog.
As strange as it may seem to you that your interests may be and that there are no people near you who are similar to you, never give up. There are so many ways to connect with such people, that it would be foolish not to take advantage of them. And nothing is more rewarding than spending time with those who understand your passion for certain things.