Dear IL's I logged in after a long long time. As you may have guessed, I need help and inputs. Here's the story. Me and my husband moved to Atlanta a few months ago. We are happy, no big fights, no in-law problems, etc. Just one thing missing from our lives is having friends. After coming to Atl, its become so so hard to meet like minded couple friends to hang out with. It is just me and DH alone doing all activities - going to restaurant, movies, sight-seeing, etc. It was fun in the beginning, as we had a lot of time for ourselves. But off late, my husband feels we need to have friends in our life. I agree with him. Atleast I can live in the virtual world - talk on phone with old friends, internet, etc. But DH doesn't want to just keep doing that. He wants to meet new people so we can do some activities together. Everytime I hear my colleagues talk about how they spent the new year at a friend's house, or how they went to a movie with their group of friends, I too feel like doing those things. Today, this feeling became extreme and thats why I'm seeking help. We are simple and nice people, and give space to others. Back in India (Bangalore), we had lots of friends, it was so easy to meet friendly people from all parts of the country. But here it is the opposite . It is so hard to find friends. Almost everyone has a group, and they are not ready to involve with outsiders?!?!?!?! I feel so sad about this. Please give me some ideas so that we can come across nice couple friends. I have different interests than my husband. I love cooking, crafts, etc. My hubby loves outdoor sports and hates indoors. Few common things we have are - we both love movies, and dining out. But how can we meet someone at movies??