Newly single and lonely. How to make new friends in a big city?
Im 25 and have lived in Toronto for 3 years. I was in a long distance relationship for most of that time and regrettably spent all my spare time with my ex instead of making friends. now im single and starting from scratch. im not in school, and quit my job in search of a new passion - needless to say, i dont encounter many potential friends on a daily basis. Since Ive been out of the social loop for so long, im having a really hard time getting up the courage to go and meet people.(and i feel silly because I CANT use the excuse "I dont know anyone because I just moved here...") im incredibly lonely and tired of being in a friendless rut!
i have fantastic friends in different parts of the country... but none here and i need that to change. any thoughts?