Guest Davemoz

Moving to Adelaide in 2 weeks

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    Guest Davemoz

    Hi,

     

    i am moving to Adelaide in 2 weeks I am 28 and single and coming on my own, I have a job sorted and can't wait to get out to Adelaide now.

     

    i was just hoping for some helpfully advice from people already in Adelaide to make it easier for me to settle, are the locals friendly or does anyone have any advice when out here that I should go to or check out to meet new people.

    i am a very laid back person so I don't think making friends will be a problem but any advice would be much appreciated.

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    I can't give you a lot of advice as only been out here 4 weeks ourselves so still finding our feet, but try not to get stressed out over the next few weeks before you come out is important that final goodbye is a killer, but everyone always understands.

    you will naturally meet people at work who will help you settle, are you going to be house sharing or renting your own place when you get here?

     

    maybe research local clubs relating to your hobbies that you could join?

     

    i think people on the forum can quite often have get together so maybe keep your eyes peeled for them.

     

    good luck hope your trip goes well as I know you are counting down the days just like we did.:jiggy:

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    Guest chesterbening

    I have been here for three months, still cant make friends. Is there any advuce for me too?

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    Davemoz, chesterbening, sounds like you two need to get together, in a gentlemanly way of course. :wacko:

     

    Don't worry guys, you'll fit in.......................eventually. The secret is, you need to make the approach to others so don't be wusses, get out there and party.

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    Guest Valderee

    Hi there,

    You are very brave if you are coming over on your own, I take it that you do not know anyone in Adelaide then? My children are 37, 35, 32. So they would know more, I could ask them if you would like. What suburb will you be working in?and what part of UK are you from. We came out in 1974, we have been back a few times. I have no regrets, only that you leave family behind. There are lots of out door sports here if you like that. at least it will not rain all the time. Clubs, pubs, nightclubs I guess it depends what you like.

    ​Need more info really.

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    Guest Sarah Bradley

    I agree with huggesy the best thing is to join a club local or otherwise depending on your interests. There is every type of sports club you can think of (from football to synchronized swimming), loads of music stuff and then there is rotary, lions, churches, scouts, guides, volenteering etc.

     

    I joined a Brass band when I got here (I didn't play a brass instrument but it seemed like a good idea at the time!) and have been now travelling to places I never would have thought to visit, had a ball and made some great friends. The average age of my band is about 22 years and we currently have over 80 members. I now also sing too. Good luck finding something :)

     

    Chesterbening hope that gives you some ideas too!

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    Guest Davemoz

    Hi all,

     

    thanks for your replies it is much appreciated I was thinking about joining a sports club so this is definitely one avenue I will explore, the people I will be working with seem great so I'm sure this is another avenue where I am sure to make new friends.

     

    thankyou for your replies though, I am glad I have found this website though as I am thinking some of the meets organised on here seem a great idea so will definitely be attending a few.

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    Have a look at meetup.com there are a good number of groups in and around Adelaide for all sorts of interests - I'm involved in a work based one and it seems to get good responses when there are get togethers organised. A good way to start to build up a circle of friends.

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    Hi guys, I would definitely recommend house sharing when you first arrive (if you can stomach it!) as for me it was the key way I met people, socialised and met friends of friends in my first 18 months in Adelaide (and it was soooo blissful living alone after that!)

     

    I generally found Aussies to be very friendly and welcoming. Just say yes to everything you get invited to - I was constantly getting invited to BBQ's etc when I first arrived and met lots of people through friends of work colleagues etc. Some people told me Adelaide is cliquey. I don't agree, however it seems a lot of people here have very settled friendship groups - perhaps due to more people staying here through school, uni and work - whereas in the UK a lot of my friends moved cities for uni, then either came back to their hometown, or moved somewhere completely new, so my UK friendship groups are more mixed and geographically diverse. Here, it's much more normal to go to uni in your home state than move away (as the moves are so much further) so many people stick to their same friends without being forced to find new ones.

     

    I second joining any clubs for sports etc... even try something totally new. If you're into live music then check listings for these pubs: The Gov (Hindmarsh) the Wheatsheaf (in Thebarton) and the Grace Emily (city centre). They're all pretty friendly places where you can easily head to a gig alone and chat to others.

     

    Also look at professional networking groups that hold regular meet ups - maybe search on linked in in your industry?

     

    Finally, try meeting people on here or any other online sites (there's a facebook group called Expats in Adelaide that holds monthly dinners/drinks evenings, and I'm sure many others).

     

    Happy to have a beer sometime if you like! (I'm 29, female and live in Glenelg).

     

    Cheers!

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