Hanging out with friends new and old can be hard as we get older. Long gone are the days when we could get mom and dad to drive us to our friends' houses or bike there after finishing homework. And unfortunately, we often don’t get the pleasure of living just a dorm or two away from our group of friends.
With the realities of life always getting in the way, it can be hard to pull a few friends together to hang out. But if you agree, we might have a few solutions to get you and your friends together.
Need an excuse to get the boys together? Try one of these five ideas down below and see which sticks!
1. Go Out For Drinks
The first excuse and idea are possibly the most tried and true. It’s also probably the unhealthiest (especially if you do it a lot). Go out and get some drinks! Getting drinks is always an easy way for guys to get together.
People love to drink and be silly. So set up a bar crawl or just a day of going to a bar with buddies. You’ll all enjoy it.
2. Gym Buddies
But maybe you want to do something more constructive and healthy with your friends. If so, consider going to the gym together. Having a gym buddy or two is a great idea. It gives you responsibility in your body but someone to be accountable with.
It gives you someone to talk to in between squats and someone to encourage you when you’re having a hard time on the bench press. So get social and get ripped at the same time with your buds!
3. Game Night
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned game night? Set a date together with your friends and gather for a healthy night of gaming and competition. Maybe you want to destroy strengthen friendships with board games like monopoly or card games like Uno.
Or maybe, you want to shoot at each other through video games like CoD? No matter what kind of game you want to play, playing a game at all is a great way to get the boys together.
Another idea to try out is working together. We don’t mean getting hired at the same place, but working together on odds jobs, personal projects, and the like. If that sounds a little too close quarters for your friendship, then just consider working on projects separately but together in the same space.
Set up a time to meet up at a coffee house and feel inspired by each other doing work. It’s healthy, it’s fun, and it's productive.
5. Activism and Volunteer Work
There’s a reason college fraternities focus so heavily on community service as part of their big drives. It’s because outside of the parties and social functions, brotherhood is also advanced by giving back to the community. The same can be said for you and your friends.
Consider finding a cause that you and a friend or two can get behind. Then, actually back it with volunteer hours and/or financial support. You might even make a new friend or two while you’re at it.