How To Use The Internet To Find Like-Minded People

How To Use The Internet To Find Like-Minded People

The internet is a great place to meet new people from around the world, who share similar likes and interests. Check out our tips for meeting new people.

Going online is a great way to meet people with the same interests as you and make new friends. Here are some easy ways to broaden your friendship horizon

Social media sites
Not just for catching up with the friends you already have, use Facebook and other social media sites to find local interest groups and events in your area.

Join a group (or start one) is a brilliant resource used all over the world to connect people by their common interests. You can find everything in your area from yoga classes, singles walking groups, book clubs, or social evenings for friendly get-togethers. It’s invaluable if you have moved somewhere new and don’t know anyone.

Try friend dating
There are websites dedicated to platonic ‘friend dating’ such as and In the same way you would use a dating site to meet a partner, you can find people in your area with similar interests and get to know in social situations and at special events.

Have your cake – and eat it too!
If you’re a fan of cake (and who isn’t?) then join
Members get baking, then meet in secret locations and eat their delicious treats. With groups from Birmingham to Barcelona, it’s a great way to meet people and perfect your lemon drizzle cake recipe at the same time.

Find charity work that appeals to you and make a difference while meeting new people. Your favourite charity will most likely have a section on their website explaining how you can get involved, or look for databases such as and to find volunteering opportunities around the world.

Get fit
Don’t try just one fitness class, try lots and see who you meet along the way. The American sensation has made its way into Europe and allows you to try a variety of different fitness classes for one monthly membership fee.

Find fellow dog walkers
Are you a dog owner or just wish you were? matches dog owners with dog lovers in their area. So if you can’t have a dog but like the idea of walking one once a week, and helping someone out along the way, this is a great ‘dog borrowing’ resource.

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