We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyanni Aguirre and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kyanni, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the group might not be aware of?
Bridging the Gap: Overcoming the Fear of Making New Friends

One common misconception about our social club, Girls New to North Dallas, is the fear many women have about attending our events. It’s natural to feel anxious, thinking you’re the only one without friends or worrying about showing up alone. But what many don’t realize is that everyone who attends our events is in the same boat—new to the area and looking to make connections.

The reality is that no one knows anyone when they first arrive. Our events are designed to be inclusive and welcoming, creating a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable. The moment you step into one of our gatherings, you’ll find yourself among a community of women who share the same goal: to meet new people and build friendships.

Our monthly events are not as intimidating as one might think. We keep them intimate and manageable, with around 30 women at each event. This small group setting makes it easier to connect and engage with others. Plus, our events are incredibly popular—tickets sell out each month, reflecting the strong desire for connection within our community.

One member shared her experience of meeting two wonderful friends through our group, and now they see each other regularly. Stories like hers highlight the meaningful connections that can form when you take that first step to attend.

Personally, I’ve met two of my very close friends through Facebook. I was a bridesmaid in one of their weddings, and I will be the maid of honor in the other wedding coming up next year! This experience has shown me the incredible power of simply participating and being open to new connections.

So, if you’re hesitant about attending, take the leap and just show up. You’ll discover that you’re not alone and that many others are eager to make new friends too. At Girls New to North Dallas, we’re all about creating connections and supporting each other on this journey.

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Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Imagine moving to a new city, knowing no one, and feeling the excitement and anxiety of starting over. That was my reality when I moved to Frisco, Texas.

Driven by a desire to find a community, I founded Girls New to North Dallas, a social club designed to help women in the area make new friends. We host fun monthly events at local businesses, ranging from happy hours to fitness socials, creating spaces for women to have a great time and meet new people.

We try to do something new every month so it’s fresh and engaging for our girls. Last month we hosted a fitness social with Equinox, we began with a 50 minute sculpt class followed by a post-class social with parfaits and smoothies. This month, we are doing a ‘Hot Girl Walk’ followed by a social at Original Chop Shop. Seeing new faces at every event and the joy and connections formed is extremely rewarding. It’s a testament to the power of community and the willingness of our girls to be open and vulnerable to making new friends.

Girls New to North Dallas began as a simple idea: to help women like me, who moved to the area (Frisco, Plano, Allen, and McKinney) to meet new friends. Today, we’ve grown into a community of 9.4k women.

My journey began with a need to find friends in a new city. Moving away from my friends and family was extremely difficult, but I realized that I’m not the only one. It’s never easy to start over, but the sense of community we’ve built makes every challenge worthwhile.

The road wasn’t always smooth. Finding venues and organizing events presented challenges, but persistence and the excitement of local businesses helped us overcome these obstacles. Building strong relationships and demonstrating the value of our events played a crucial role in our success.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is the importance of vulnerability and putting yourself out there. Being open to new experiences can lead to meaningful and lasting friendships. It’s about being present and embracing the journey, no matter how daunting it might seem.

If you want to make friends in a new city, just show up! Our story is one of passion, resilience, and the belief that by coming together, we can create a supportive community.

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If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
-Head to Grandscape and the Truck Yard for some amazing country music.
-Explore the shops, restaurants and lively atmosphere at Legacy West.
-Savor juicy steaks at Haywire.
-Take a stroll at Lake Park.
-Enjoy window shopping and people watching at Highland Park Village.
-Dine at my favorite restaurant, Bistro 31.
-Take a sunset cruise on White Rock Lake.
-Sweat it out at a spin class at Neon Cycle.

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The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to a few people who have played a huge role in my life and my journey with Girls New to North Dallas. First and foremost, my heartfelt thanks go to my Mom and Dad, whose love, support, and encouragement have been the driving force behind all of my achievements. My husband, Arland, has been my rock, supporting me from the early days and celebrating each milestone. He constantly encourages me to keep moving forward. A very special shoutout to Ashley Stack for her tireless efforts in keeping the group up and running smoothly. Her commitment and hard work behind the scenes make all the difference to our members’ experience. Lastly, I want to recognize Cassie Sharp, who has been instrumental in helping me with ideas for social media. Her creativity and insight have been crucial in enhancing our online presence and engaging our members in exciting ways.

Website: https://girlsnewtonorthdallas.com

Instagram: @girlsnewtonorthdallas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/girlsnewtonorthdallas/

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