It can be intimidating to meet new people, but if you overcome those fears and look in the right places, you’ll enrich your personal life and advance your career. Some people want to meet new people, but just don’t know where to find them. It could be for new friendships, business networks, or romantic relationships. They have the desire and personality, but can’t find the places where others want to connect long-term. For others like me, meeting new people is just plain scary. We know we need to do it, but we freeze up at the thought of that introduction. If we let our fears and obstacles get in the way, we miss out on the potential of really great friendships or beneficial business opportunities. What’s holding you back may be the thought that meeting new people requires you to go to a bar or party and introducing yourself to complete strangers, hoping you have something in common.