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Hi!

My name is Kate, 24yo. I moved to Cyprus with my partner in the beginning of August. Ever since we left UK, I'm struggling to find people to hang out with. We used to live in Brighton and I really miss the open mindedness, variety of characters and the freedom to be whoever you want to be and whatever you like to do in there. I really miss socialising and would like meet some new people. Did you find it hard in the beginning to?
Oh and... anyone fancies a coffee? Give me a shout ?
 

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Hi Kate
Young people definitely have trouble meeting others over here. Our son, who's the same age as yourself, moved to Cyprus a year ago to take up a professional position in Larnaca and has found it extremely difficult to find other similar people and apart from work colleagues has very few friends.
The trouble is most expats are either retirees or those with families who moved over for a more relaxed life style. Their children were then schooled here and managed to integrate easily by learning Greek and consequently have their own social group of friends amongst the Cypriot community; those who haven't the language skills find it almost impossible to break into those groups. We are currently taking Greek lessons, and although the language is extremely difficult and will probably take us several years before we are able to hold a basic conversation in Greek he feels this would be very beneficial to him so possibly, if you are here for the long term, you and your partner do likewise as this will certainly help in socialising with others of your age group.
In the mean time find out all you can about clubs and societies in your area and join those of interest. Also I believe there are various facilities etc on the Dhekelia Military base which are open to the general public so see what they have to offer.
My son currently has very little free time due to his occupation but has said he would gladly meet you for a coffee. He's not a member of this forum but if you would like to send me your email / phone number via the forums messaging service he said he will contact you.
However, I believe that before your forum email facility becomes active you need to make a minimum of 5 posts so start clicking the send key.
 
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