Ways for my father to meet friends?

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  1. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    Ok well my dad is a 47 year old and he only has two friends who he does not talk to much plus family, ever since my mum and him broke up, it has been like this, he really needs friends and as I'm only a 14 year old teen, I can't really help him, so maybe some of the older members of the community here can help him, I would tell him to go on this forum and meet people as I know it's a great community [​IMG] but he isn't much of a gamer, so how would he go about making friends? The people at his workplace are all Indians (No racism meant here) and he doesn't really like them because they don't even put any effort into work, anyway so are there any other ways, he does not know how and I really do want to help him, he just seems so down...

    As always, Thanks in advance
     
  2. Law

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    What are his hobbies?
     
  3. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    My father is 48 and I'd like to know the same thing, gifi. The only friends my father ever meets is during multiplayer over the PS3. I want him to get out, so I'm going to suggest what I plan on doing.


    If he likes video games, take him to a huge video game convention. If that doesn't work, I'm taking him to a baseball game.

    Think of what your father likes to do and if it's a popular hobby, get him to go there, but go with him. Otherwise, he probably won't mingle -_-
     
  4. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Tell you what: My dad (50) has become a follower of a great local music artist. He never misses a single performance of the artist, and he meets all sorts of incredible ladies that way.....granted, they're mostly my age (30) ...but I can tell he has a lot of fun!
     
  5. naglaro00

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    Take him to paintball games
     
  6. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    But even if you go with him. Make sure you're off to the toilet or whatever to get him to mingle.
     
  7. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    My dad (nearly 50) loves rock-climbing so he meets a lot of friends in the gym he goes to.

    Find out if your dad has any hobbies, and bring him to places/events related (ie for sports, bring him to a drop-in session, or for collecting items, bring him to hobby shops or conventions).
     
  8. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Hey Raiser, I live in one of the rock-climbing "Meccas" of the world. (Chattanooga Tennessee)
    If you ever get out this way, hit me up!
     
  9. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    not much to work on, so yeah.
     
  10. monkat

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    When I get there, can I knock you up instead?
     
  11. Youkai

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    yeah best thing really is to try to get him a new hobby,
    sports is allways a good thing at least if he is no alcoholic who smokes all the time and can hardly move.

    well everyone is different but i know my father as example likes table tennis, but sadly he is an alcoholic that smokes all the time and can hardy move without dieing several deads XD

    another one i know loves chess and after some time he even entered a chess club ...
     
  12. Stevetry

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    well give your dad a least 500 dollars and he can get lady friends
     
  13. scrtmstr

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    driving on a bike or in a car? If it's on a bike, he might want to join a bikers club or something, he'll make loads of friends in no time.
    for cars, he might want to go to a car meeting, if that stuff happens near your town.

    But these hobbies are also kinda 'lonely', you should get him interested in sports, like tennis or something.
     
  14. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Have you thought that maybe he doesn't want to?

    Just a thought.
     
  15. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    That did cross my mind but I openly asked him if he wanted friends, and he said he really wants them but he just doesn't know how.

    To everyone else: How the hell do I get him interested in another hobby, sport would be good but he is a bit too overweight for most sports although something like table tennis is good...
     
  16. Raiser

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    Sure thing! Always looking for good locations down in the States!
     
  17. GundamXXX

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    First of all... THE WORLD HAS GONE BACKWARDS

    Parents needing motivation to go out and have a life? O the sweet sweet irony


    Anyway since youre only 14 you cant do a whole lot yourself.
    Im going to suggest organizing some sort of party for people all ages and invite your friends and their parents

    If youre over 18, go out drinking ;>
     
  18. mthrnite

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    Go to meetup.com, type in zip code, type in interest, sign up for meet-ups.
    Also, when I was in his spot (I'm 46 myself) I went to the Unitarian Church in my area. I'm an atheist, but they're not judgmental, and they do a lot of community oriented "good works" sorta stuff . Basically if you want to volunteer to help people, there's a bunch of stuff you can do. I went down to Mississipi for a week with the Baptist Men's Association and did Hurricane relief for example, and met a bunch of nice folks.
     
  19. Hells Malice

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    Get him playing Hello Kitty Online

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