I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “it’s hard to make new friends after 40.” As popular as it might be, it’s true only if you don’t have the right tools, strategies, and mindset. You see, making new friends as a single mom in a new city or in any new environment isn’t rocket science. 

All you need is a will to reach out and a few simple tools, and it will happen naturally. It’s not quite as simple as making casual friends when you’re in your 20s, but it’s not as hard as you think.

Here is what you need to do. 

Mom Fitness Class

Mom fitness classes can be a great way for single moms to make friends. These classes are often filled with single moms and moms with their children. The best mom fitness classes are those that cater to a full-body workout. By spending time exercising and socializing, single moms are able to get to know other moms in the area.

Online Apps

One of the best ways to meet new people is through online apps. For example, meetup.com is one of the most popular networking sites for singles. It’s a great way to make new friends by joining group activities, yoga classes, and other organized meetups with people based on your interests. You can also find casual and single dating groups on this site. 

Tinder is another popular app that you can use to meet new people when you move to a new city or town. If you’re interested in dating or even just finding friends, Tinder is a dating app that allows users to swipe right when they like someone or swipe left when they don’t. If someone also swipes right on your profile, then you two are matched, and you can chat with each other via the Tinder app.

At Your Child’s School

One of the best ways to meet new people is through your child’s school. It’s easy for many reasons. 

  1. You have something in common with other parents. 
  2. You’re not just meeting these people; you’re spending time with them. 
  3. You’re spending time with them in an environment that you’re comfortable with. 
  4. You’re spending time with them in an environment that you can control. 

This means that you can leave when you want to, you can take part in activities you want to, and you can bring your child when you want to. Nothing is really better than meeting new people in a comfortable environment. Just remember to talk to the other parents. Don’t stand in the corner on the first day and wait for someone to approach you. You may have to start a conversation. You may have to ask a question or even an awkward question.

Kids’ Events

Now that you’ve settled into your new home and have gotten familiar with your neighborhood, it’s time to start getting out there. If you have kids, sign them up for a few activities. If not, volunteer for something that you can do with your kids. You’ll meet people in the process, and you’ll also need to find something that you like to do on your own.

Social Media Groups 

If you’re a single mom looking to make friends in a new city, you may have thought about joining a mommy group or making friends through another social media group. This is a great way to meet other moms in your area. There are many social media groups for single moms, or you may have a specific interest in common, like a book club or any other interest you have. Joining these groups is a great way to meet other moms in your area.

Live in a Close Community

Living in a close and friendly community is one of the best ways to meet new friends as a single mom. There are many opportunities to meet people and make friends when you live in a close community. For example, you can meet people in a park, in the grocery store, or in your neighborhood. 

As a single mom, you can experience some difficulties wondering how to meet friends as you may feel uncomfortable meeting new people. However, if you live in a shared home or highly interactive community, you won’t feel alone and make friends quickly.

Local Group About Something You Like

If you are a single mom to two kids and recently moved to a new city, you need some local socializing action to keep yourself productive and energized. You can get out of the house and meet new people to get to know the neighborhood. But you may not want to spend another evening alone with the kids at home. 

So you can search for a group of people with kids about the same age as yours in your new city. You can find a group that regularly meets at a coffee shop every Saturday morning. It’s a group of people who enjoy reading. Or a group about your favorite TV or movies if you prefer to watch TV. You can also join a group that the locals are really interested in and develop an interest to mingle with people on a deeper level.