Today’s Tip: How To Make Friends
Feeling Lonely? Don’t have anyone you can talk to or count on? You need friends to turn to, and today we will discuss how to make friends. I used to feel the same?way and then I found ways to make friends that made me feel better about myself and brought light into my life. Don’t assume that someone who looks different than you or talks different than you will be a bad friend. They may be considered a dork to everyone else, but could turn out to be the best friend you’ve ever had. This may not happen but the point is -give people a chance and don’t judge. You could be judged too. You can find friends in the most unlikely places. Whether it’s at school, in class, the library, the coffee shop, if you are looking for a friend they will come to you. Perhaps not each time, but here and there. It’s all about how you present yourself.
If you are approachable, smile, seem friendly, people will strike up a conversation with you or say hello. If you get a hello, you are good to go. Start with small talk whether it’s a member of the opposite sex or same sex hello is the universal opening to friendship -and goes hand in hand with a smile. If you have a straight face or look serious, people will tend to shy away from you. Don’t give off the vibe that you are desperately seeking friends just be yourself and act natural. You want to appear approachable and friendly. There are places to meet friends if you can’t seem to meet any in your local areas.
There is a website called meetup.com for people who have similar interests as you and are in your area. There?are also community events, book clubs, and meeting friends of friends. An important note about making friends, you want to be yourself of course but you also want to be honest. If you are not into football say so so that later on it doesn’t become an unpleasant situation. Small talk is extremely important, especially on the first meeting because first impressions give the new found friend a chance to get to know who you really are and see what kind of things you are interested in. Once you’ve grounded that and the getting to know you stage you can make conversation about anything from then on. When you are invited somewhere or to do something, accept invitations as frequently as you can. You don’t want to seem unavailable. By being available, you have more opportunity to have good times, and enjoy your new friends. Good Luck & Enjoy 🙂