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    Hey all
    Just wondering has anyone else had the same issues as me when changing city , I came to Dublin with a few mates a few years back I'm still young only 25 but for the last year Ive been on my own up here as my friends have lost jobs finished studying etc etc , these days I fear I'm becoming more and more reclusive in Dublin , with work as my only social outing and they are mainly a much older crowd during the day and i cant admit the truth there just changed jobs and it would make me a embarrassing so instead i regal them with stories of the weekend which generally as truly past experiences but any one know the best way to adapt to a new environment such as this I'm afraid the longer i leave it go the more of an outsider/ observer i become the harder it will be go to go back .

    To add to it I can no longer play sports did my knee and back playing sport a few years back and had to give it up . Id love to get out there again and try to make new friends but i dint even know where to begin

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    Quote Originally Posted by globex View Post
    Hey all
    Just wondering has anyone else had the same issues as me when changing city , I came to Dublin with a few mates a few years back I'm still young only 25 but for the last year Ive been on my own up here as my friends have lost jobs finished studying etc etc , these days I fear I'm becoming more and more reclusive in Dublin , with work as my only social outing and they are mainly a much older crowd during the day and i cant admit the truth there just changed jobs and it would make me a embarrassing so instead i regal them with stories of the weekend which generally as truly past experiences but any one know the best way to adapt to a new environment such as this I'm afraid the longer i leave it go the more of an outsider/ observer i become the harder it will be go to go back .

    To add to it I can no longer play sports did my knee and back playing sport a few years back and had to give it up . Id love to get out there again and try to make new friends but i dint even know where to begin

    Cheers
    Have been in the same position though I am a lot older than you - join clubs - anything and everything you have an interest in - it is a good way to meet people - nobody is going to come to your door - you have to get out there - good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globex View Post
    Hey all
    Just wondering has anyone else had the same issues as me when changing city , I came to Dublin with a few mates a few years back I'm still young only 25 but for the last year Ive been on my own up here as my friends have lost jobs finished studying etc etc , these days I fear I'm becoming more and more reclusive in Dublin , with work as my only social outing and they are mainly a much older crowd during the day and i cant admit the truth there just changed jobs and it would make me a embarrassing so instead i regal them with stories of the weekend which generally as truly past experiences but any one know the best way to adapt to a new environment such as this I'm afraid the longer i leave it go the more of an outsider/ observer i become the harder it will be go to go back .

    To add to it I can no longer play sports did my knee and back playing sport a few years back and had to give it up . Id love to get out there again and try to make new friends but i dint even know where to begin

    Cheers
    swiming clubs,the gym, good places to start.the longer you leave it the harder it gets.best of luck.;doc;
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    See if there's an evening course in something you're interested in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by globex View Post
    Hey all
    Just wondering has anyone else had the same issues as me when changing city , I came to Dublin with a few mates a few years back I'm still young only 25 but for the last year Ive been on my own up here as my friends have lost jobs finished studying etc etc , these days I fear I'm becoming more and more reclusive in Dublin , with work as my only social outing and they are mainly a much older crowd during the day and i cant admit the truth there just changed jobs and it would make me a embarrassing so instead i regal them with stories of the weekend which generally as truly past experiences but any one know the best way to adapt to a new environment such as this I'm afraid the longer i leave it go the more of an outsider/ observer i become the harder it will be go to go back .

    To add to it I can no longer play sports did my knee and back playing sport a few years back and had to give it up . Id love to get out there again and try to make new friends but i dint even know where to begin

    Cheers
    Have lived in quite a few Cities including Dublin and have found that over time living in one City is quite like another in many respects. Agree with the others in that joining things and getting out is the only way. Also tried sitting in a lot but no one called to socialise. Hope it changes for you soon.

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    I have lived in Amsterdam and Barcelona for the last 10 years came back here last year . Dublin is like any other city and is very easy to meet people . Dont be embarrased to go out on your own, you can have a great time and meet many more new people this way. For instance I love Spanish music, people, atmospehere so I look up whats on in Dublin and go !!

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