It can be super tricky for people to make friends, but the truth is, it’s not. Here are a few more tips to help you succeed at making friends.
Go Out and Socialize
Join a few clubs. It really doesn’t matter what. It can be a book-reading club, sports team, chess club; the sky is the limit here. The whole point is getting the opportunity to meet new people.
Invite Friends Over From Work or School
Invite people over to your home for a meal, or simply invite them out to do an activity. It could be something as simple as a walk, or to the gym or even over for a movie. Old friends, acquaintances, work and schoolmates can turn into new, long-term friends.
Stay in Touch
Make sure you exchange numbers; email addresses or any other social media platforms that makes it easy to stay in touch. Sometimes we can be lazy. Weeks and months can go by without keeping in contact with your friends. Remember to keep healthy friendships, it’s important to stay in touch.
Don’t Be Judgmental
We often don’t give people chances by being overly judgmental. Hangout with as many people as you can, get to know them first and then you can decide who you would want to spend more time with.
From personal experience, it can be difficult to make friends depending on your location or culture. Certain parts of the world have a more welcoming culture and so it’s easier to make friends, while other parts of the world have a very cold, closed off
culture and so it becomes hard to get your foot into the door.
In these circumstances, be patient. It can take time, but it’s important to remember that in the cold, closed off cultures you will have to make the first move. With time you will meet great people.