HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31775 posts, RR: 55 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
This was a question that was put to be the other day by a collegue.
"How do I make friends".
I just could not think of a practical answer [something not in books].
Thought I'd post this question out here.
How does one make friends & Im talking about a common guy.
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
Hey.. This thread could actually help me too.
I just moved from Denmark to Switzerland. And I'm also pretty lonely. I don't know other people then my colleagues. and they are all much older then me.
I'm not a shamed of saying this because it's the truth. It is actually very difficult to meet new friends unless you go too school or something.
Roberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
I guess it is hard if you have no-one you know to introduce you to people. The best method would be to join a club and start from there. Once you have made one friend, you can meet new ones off of them, like a chain reaction.
RNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 833 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
"To make a friend, be a friend." One way to be a friend is to be a good listener. Ask about the other person's interests, hobbies, family, and concerns. Use the other person's name in the conversation. Be sympathetic and try to understand the other person's problems. (But on the other hand, it's usually best not to get TOO personal in the first couple of meetings.) Learn how to make small talk about the weather, news, community happenings. And be yourself! Remember, you have a lot to offer the other person.
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
1. Introduce yourself to people.
2. Ask them questions about themselves, where they come from what they do for a living and whatnot.
3. Invite them to do something with you, like go have a drink, or some coffee.
4. Just be polite, courteous and be yourself. Find out what you have in common and go from there.
5. Most important thing, TALK to them, don't be shy. I am a really shy person when it comes to talking to people, I can build up the courage to initiate a conversation.