Realtor.com recently released the results of their study which show the top 10 metros for finding new friends. Staffer Frank Bass explained that the study measured how much access strangers in a city have to each other using such criteria as meeting on the subway or the number of individuals participating in Meetup groups.
If you live in Austin, TX, you're in luck as your city is the number one metro for finding new friends:
This proudly quirky Texas city has more adult Meetup groups than any other place. Clubs for stand-up paddle boarding, after-work networking, and running with shelter dogs are a few of the city’s most popular, according to the Meetup website. The fact that it’s also the capital of the state whose motto is “friendship” also deserves a tip of the metaphorical 10-gallon hat.