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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/14/18
So I basically go to work, watch anime and play video games. Occasionally I go out every now and then. The thing is, I never meet anyone with the same likes as me. Particularly anime! So without easy access to cons and things like that, how am I supposed to meet people in my area that like anime and video games? I have online friends, but being in the physical world alone sucks, ya know? First time reaching out please be nice xD
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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/14/18
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Just ask around at work. It's the first place to look.

Past that's, try something like https://www.meetup.com/?_cookie-check=fUHzqkkZ3rXxA1T5. It's basically a big place to find groups of people doing whatever. I've used it a couple of times and obviously group activity will vary, but it's a good start.
It's basically the online way to join a book club or fan club or whatever.
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/19/18
I think you're gonna have to go out and try new things to meet new people. A lot of times people won't like everything you like.
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/19/18
for me I wear cartoon related items such as shirts, and since I have ear headbands and a teddy bear purse I tend to get a lot of attention. but you could try out that. nothing is more of an ice breaker than a t-shirt like Call of Duty or whatever. I rarely go out via forced, but there are stores, fast food joints, school... I'm quite alright without friends, but for those who feel they need to have them, there's also work as mentioned and just in society in general. I typically talk to people at random, jump into a conversation or start one. real life is no different than the net regarding conversations, they aren't as awkward as they use to be.
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Posted 1/21/18 , edited 1/21/18

mikewizo wrote:

So I basically go to work, watch anime and play video games. Occasionally I go out every now and then. The thing is, I never meet anyone with the same likes as me. Particularly anime! So without easy access to cons and things like that, how am I supposed to meet people in my area that like anime and video games? I have online friends, but being in the physical world alone sucks, ya know? First time reaching out please be nice xD


A few thoughts take them with a grain of sand...
#1 Based on what you have said your pretty much hikikomori(shut in?) so that's probably not helping. Not saying that to be mean, just pointing out something you may be overlooking.
#2 If you at least update your profile so people can see what country/state/province you live in... people might let you know they live 3 blocks away or w/e.
#3 If you have other friends, perhaps try to get them interested in anime/games? Doesn't always work but sometimes people find they like things they never thought they would.
#4 Do you have a local anime store? Maybe an electronics(FRY's?) nearby. Sometimes people have group meet ups at such places and might be a good way to meet ppl.

Good luck on your hunt. if nothing else you have the internet and 4chan lol
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