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HAWK21M
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How To Make Friends

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:16 pm

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.
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RE: How To Make Friends

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:20 pm

yea yea this was a question at collegue, sure, whatever you say.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:24 pm

Socialize, Network, and get out and do stuff with people that have the same interests as you.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:29 pm

Not college.
I meant a collegue.ie a person at work.I tried telling him to join a club or maybe a gym,but he wasn't too keen.
regds
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RE: How To Make Friends

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:53 pm

he he, only kidding.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:20 am

This colleague wouldn't happen to be your other personality would it.

J/K dude, J/K
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:25 am

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.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:30 am

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.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:46 am

 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:16 am

Be a good listener, and don't flatter people - be sincere. People love anyone who's prepared to listen to them and compliment them in a genuine fashion.

Works beautifully with girls, too.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:17 am

Billy Joel was right:
"All is takes is looks and whole lot of money".
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:38 am

Yeah, maybe money and looks will get you "friends". But here we are talking real friends, the ones money can't buy.

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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:09 am

I wouldnt suggest that you ask this question on A.net. 95% of the people on this site dont have any friends at all.  Big grin

[Edited 2004-04-29 23:09:23]
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:18 am

And if anyone knows about not having any friends, its that blunt burner Usairwys757.
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:28 am

"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.
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:31 am

And, like it or not, you're going to have to go out on a limb, be outgoing, and initiate a conversation.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
 
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RE: How To Make Friends

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:08 am

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.

I sounds so simple, where did I go wrong. :-(

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