The next step is to develop those friendships and build personal connections outside the workplace or classroom (adding them as friends on Facebook does not count).
One of the benefits of living in Istanbul is that there are innumerable events to attend and venues to explore.
Apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, and Happn are very popular in Istanbul.
Many people I know use them not only for dating purposes, but also to meet people in their area.
Researchers found that the older you get, the fewer friends you have.