Making New Friends. Twenty Tips!
As we grow older, sometimes our tastes and priorities change. I have found myself seeking new connections and I thought I'd share a quick list of my own ideas. Hope you see something useful!
Twenty Tips to Making new friends and being a good friend.
- Keep ego in check- you are as good as the next person: not better, not less
- Make an effort to be cordial; say hello and smile often. People love to see smiles, not frowns
- Become involved in community groups/classes/volunteer
- Browse libraries/malls/grocery stores and people watch. Learn about people.
- Think of how you would want others to treat you and do that
- Volunteer to help others especially neighbors, family, and friends
- Show your interest by using open ended questions
- Practice politeness and courtesy
- Practice being patient and adaptable be able to bend
- Before you ask for a phone number, get to know the person first
- Go to the local gym and join an exercise group
- Use meetup.com
- Get a dog and go for walks or talk to dog walkers
- Notice things about people like their clothing or jewelry and compliment them!
- Dress in a way you feel comfortable so you're more relaxed when greeting others
- Try new things like an art class or book club which is free
- Invite your friends over for a party and ask them to bring friends (also be a good host).
- Smile as much as you can even if you don't feel like it!
- Be yourself! There's no one like you!
- Enjoy yourself, people gravitate towards happy people
Thank you so much for reading. Please share you own ideas as well.
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Making new friends is not just for kids or school age boys and girls. When I moved, I had to meet new people. Some people find this very natural and easy. For the rest of us, some tips can be helpful.
Thanks for reading!
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