I was wondering if anyone has used chatrooms to find friends, not lovers or dating or what not, but just friends (that are free of course). I moved to where I am about 2 years ago and don't get out much so I really haven't made any friends other than at work, but the people I made friends with at work I lost their numbers or their numbers aren't working.
I just need a social life because where I moved to I hang out by myself because it is a bad neighborhood and don't really talk to too many people. I have even though of just going to the local McDonald's and finding friends there, but honestly, I think that might be kind of creepy and do the exact opposite of what my intentions are (finding friends to hang out with, mainly female, but I can have male friends also).
I have actually barecading myself in my house because I am afraid of actually going out (like I said to McDonald's) and finding friends. I have a hard time trusting people because the last batch of friends I had, weren't friends at all and betrayed me and my children. Also, I had moved about an hour away from my real friends and away from my family including my parents, so the only real socializing I do is on the phone or online. I need to actually get out of the house is what I really need to do.
any suggestions? I don't want to do the dating sites, I don't want my fiance to think I am sneaking around because I am not I just need a social life. He wants me to make friends, but of course it is my responsibility to do that, not him, so I am not going to ask him to do that for me.