Lets talk about a few things that could help you find new friends. Making new friends isn’t easy, and finding where to meet new people is even harder. Especially in adulthood, when you aren’t attending school or participating in clubs or sports. But don’t fret, making new friends is not impossible as an adult. You just need a few tips:
Where you look for friends is important.
Choose your place wisely, because it will affect what type of person you might encounter. You want a friend who will party with you? Then look for friends at parties. You want a study partner? Look for one in your class or at the library. You get the idea.
Friends of your friends.
Mutual friends if you will. If you really don’t know where to begin, ask your current friends to introduce you to new people. Bonding with new people is less intimidating in groups, especially when the other parties know each other and you know at least one party.
Say hi first.
Most importantly, say hello first. I know it’s not easy, okay? I myself am a pretty bold person and sticking to simply introducing myself first has always been an issue. But if you do make this move, perhaps even give a firm handshake, you’ll make a great impression.
Being honest is always the way to go. Remember, honesty is the best policy. Of course, don’t overshare, but for example admitting you’re nervous and you’re looking for a friend can help a lot, rather than faking to appear as someone you are not.
Bonding over struggles.
Sometimes a difficult class or a stressful exam can help you bond with others. Maybe even a mean boss or hard task at work. For example, I’ve met many of my current friends just by helping them in class or even going through a competition in a friendly manner.
Do something fun.
If you do manage to plan something with your new friend, pick an activity. Sitting in a cafe talking can be rather intimidating when you don’t know each other well, so pick something more demanding. It could be as simple as a movie night or you could do something like go to the gym together. In addition, you can try looking up date ideas and then adjust them to a friend-date! Click here for some fun activity ideas.
Not meeting anybody new in your daily life?
Try online sites and apps made for meeting friends! I’ve tried Bumble BFF, for instance, and I’ve personally met a handful of friends who I genuinely have grown to care about. My one piece of advice is hold your standards high. In other words, don’t waste your time entertaining conversations with people you know don’t meet your friend criteria.
To sum it up, these are all my tips for making new friends. Now, go out there and meet someone new today! Click here if you’re in need of more help with building friendships with others. Thank you for reading.