I've joined improv classes, French classes, book groups and went to some meet ups. I did burlesque too for a while and I made some girlfriends that way but nothing's stuck as : the improv groups were a bit older and we didn't socialise outside of class. I met one girl through French class and we hung out a couple of times but she already had a core group of girlfriends and wasn't really recruiting for more. Burlesque was fun but a lot of the girls were superficial so I didn't make any connections that stick past drinks or hair and makeup. Book club was a bit momsey and they got really clicky and that's not my style. At work I'm in IT so my team is very introverted and they don't even go to social work events! I had a platonic guy friend but I was more his female posse and I grew tired of being a sidekick. I'm what you call an extroverted introvert. I like people and am not shy and I'm pretty carefree but also private and don't want to go out and party for the sake of getting drunk!i have met some nice people don't get me wrong but a few moved overseas! I'm also married so not out for the singles scene either. I miss being able to relax and form friendships like back in the states. So that's my story! Anyone else care to share theirs?