As the saying goes, ‘you’re never too old to make new friends.’ But if you’re over 45, it can feel like a daunting task to try and break into a new social circle. We’re not in our twenties anymore and all of the “old ways” of making friends don’t seem to work.  Whether you’ve recently moved or just want to meet some people with similar interests, making new friends at midlife doesn’t have to be intimidating—trust me! Here are a few tips for finding your tribe.


Be Proactive

You won’t find many good friendships just by waiting around for them to come along; instead, take initiative and be proactive about seeking them out! Start by asking family members or close friends if they know anyone who might become a good friend for you. You can also look online – social media sites like Facebook are great for finding local groups with like-minded people who share your interests. Don’t forget about the old-fashioned approach either; striking up conversations with strangers in public places can lead to unexpected connections!


Get Out There and Explore

The best way to make new friends is to get out there and explore. Take some classes or join a group that does something you love doing.

Whether it’s going on hikes, attending wine tastings, or joining a book club, getting out there will help you meet new people who have similar interests. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anyone; just put yourself out there and be open to meeting new people. Plus, engaging in activities that interest you will give you something to talk about with your potential new friends.  It can also help enrich your life with meaningful experiences beyond work and family duties—which is hugely important at midlife!

Be Open to New Experiences

It can be easy to fall into a routine where all the same faces are seen day after day. But if you want to make new friends, being open-minded about trying new things is key. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and try something completely different from what you usually do – like taking a cooking class or signing up for an art workshop! You never know who you might meet or what skills/interests/talents they may have that could bring value into your life.


Get Involved With Your Community

Joining local organizations like chambers of commerce or volunteer groups can also help you expand your social circle while giving back to the community at the same time! It’s an awesome way to get involved with what’s going on around you while meeting people from all walks of life. Plus, many of these groups may even host social events where members can mingle and get better acquainted – so don’t forget those business cards!


Making friends at midlife isn’t easy – but it’s certainly not impossible either! With the right mindset and strategies in place, any woman over 45 can make meaningful relationships in no time at all. Whether it’s joining social media groups or talking with strangers at events, opening yourself up to meeting new people is the first step towards building lasting friendships at midlife! So get out there and start exploring – make sure to keep an open mind and have fun along the way.  Just remember that no matter how old we are we all need connection – so go ahead, get out there, and find yours! Good luck!