How to Use Couple Friends as Family Away From Family

By | July 14, 2011

In an ideal world, we all have close, intimate relationships with our families. We live near them, we enjoy spending time with them, and we receive support from them. But we don’t live in an ideal world, and even when you do have a great family, that doesn’t guarantee that you’ll always be able to spend time with them. If you took a great job far away from your family because of the career opportunity, you need to build a “home away from home,” in a manner of speaking; a family away from family.

One way to do just that is to build not just a circle of friends, but to find couples to be your friends. This is especially true if you’re in a relationship yourself and you need to find other people who share a similar lifestyle to you. After all, it won’t always be fun being the “third wheel.”

How to Find Couples

Of course, finding couples to be your friends is easier said than done. Sometimes, people just don’t click. It takes persistence to find new friends when that’s your goal – and you definitely need to know the right places to look. One of these places is, where you can find couples looking to meet other couples and share some great times with. If you and your significant other are open to meeting new people, there’s no telling how many new friends you can make, even in a new city.

But there’s more to the story. You’ll have to actually go out in order to find friends, even if you first meet couples at That means you’ll have to transition online friends to being real-life friends. And you’ll certainly find other couples out at the kinds of events you enjoy – music concerts, comedy clubs, whatever you’re into.

The Benefits of Couples as Friends

As stated earlier, having a couple as friends can feel like you’re adding a family away from your family. Why is this? Well, it’s simple math, really: having two friends as opposed to one means that you’ll feel that much less lonely, that much more supported, and you’ll be able to share even more experiences. Couples make great friends because they’re also able to offer so many more things in terms of conversation, activities – as the old saying goes, two heads are better than one.

People at also discover that having couples as friends can often mean they’re introduced to entirely new social circles. Both members of the couple often have a few of their own friends they can introduce you to, who in turn have their own friends – and so on and so forth. When you’re out meeting people and having a good time, you’d be surprised at just how easy it can be to add more friends and acquaintances to your list simply through “friends of friends.” You might even feel like you have a family away from home, which was the goal all along.

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