Hi guys! I know it has been a few years since I was single, but I have some great tips on how to move when you’re single and have fun in a new city!
After I graduated from Penn State, I moved back in with my parents. So I literally had to cart everything that I had just moved away with back home. I had my old room back and most of my college furniture and decorations got stored in the basement. After living at home a few months, I knew I needed a change. I was living in New Jersey and really wanted to move to Hoboken. Unfortunately, all of my friends were living in different states at the time or unable to move out of their parents’ house. So, I got very brave and put an ad on Craigslist. I did this multiple times until I found someone who was also looking to move to Hoboken and go apartment shopping with me.
Once we found an apartment, I was ready to live it up in Hoboken. But where do I start? I don’t know anyone besides my roommate. So I quickly started to think of some networking ideas. I tried many different types of activities to get involved in my new city. I had joined hot yoga-which I absolutely loved and still continue to this day. I also joined ZogSports which lets young people who live in cities an opportunity to be a part of a team! My team was kickball-it was lots of fun! I also decided to get a part-time job as a hostess at a local bar. This is where I was able to meet a lot of people-and if you are single and living in a city-working in a bar is THE best way to meet people. I got to work with so many awesome and fun people at the bar. I also got to know the bouncers and bartenders in town which means skipping the line and occasional free drinks. Bringing friends out to the bars (once you meet them) is so much fun when you can get them in ahead of lines and know some of the people who work there!