Same here, I met most of my friends either in school, or in the football club, or at work. And I got to know many new friends through these old friends from school, football, and work. Best example was a birthday party of a friend some months ago, I met so many people there and nowadays we go together to the football stadium, to concerts, to parties, etc.
Oh yes, there is also A.net. I met fellow A.netter DTManiac through this site, nowadays we meet frequently for dinner or a few drinks.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
Half the trick is being able to talk with people. I meet new people regularly, but I'm the quite and shy type and most of the times if people don't talk to me I usually don't talk to them. One thing I've noticed with myself is that I usually do give open ended answers to questions, meaning they don't ask further questions, and thus the conversation fizzles out.
I've learnt the nack to talk to people & its easy nowdays talking to 90% of people I meet up with.Its Important not to rush them too.
If the 10% do not want to talk....I look it this way....As it is I never never them
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4341 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
Well, here in Japan, every Thursday, the City Hall has an english-japanese conversation class for an hour. It's a great way to meet new people and learn their cultures while they're improving their english and learning more about america. I've done one session so far and I plan to do it weekly when I get some free time.
Another way I meet new people is on myspace or facebook. Which 80% of what I spend on the internet, haha.