Seattleburns is new to our city and she's wondering how she can meet some new friends. "I am not a church person, so that is out," she says. "I feel kinda weird in a bar all by myself. This is why I am kinda stuck."

Here's just some of the advice folks in Questionland have suggested:

"Hobbies/activities are your friend. Join a bookclub, take a class, go to community meetings, go to shows."

"Volunteering is a great way to meet people with similar interests. Any non-profit will appreciate the help. Seattle has non-profits involved in visual art, theater, music, film, gay rights, homeless rights, helping refugees, gardening, trail maintenance, pretty much anything you can imagine."

"You could take the motorcycle safety course. It runs over 2 or 3 days, with participants of all ages and backgrounds, and there is usually a lot of bonding."

"Don't be weird about being in a bar by yourself, it's kind of refreshing sometimes."

How about you? Got any good advice for a new Seattlite?