How to make new friends – it’s not as hard as you might think.
There’s a lot of people who are trying to make new friends these days. They go to networking events, join social media groups, go to parties and hang out at cafes.
Unfortunately, this never leads to any real friendships.
So what’s the secret?
STEP 1: Stop Trying to Find New Friends
Stop trying to find new friends. Start making new friends.
Friendships don’t happen by accident. It takes time, effort and thoughtfulness.
It’s about building a genuine friendship. You don’t need to go to networking events or spend hours online looking for people to connect with.
All you need to do is meet new people in real life.
STEP 2: Meet People Who Have Similar Values & Interests
The first step in building friendships is building rapport.
You’ll need to start with people that share similar values, interests and beliefs. This helps establish a common ground for communication.
As you get to know your new friend, you’ll begin to see things in common with them. This will help you relate to them on a deeper level and build trust between you.
STEP 3: Be Yourself & Keep Going
When you first meet new people, you’re bound to have a lot of insecurities. The best way to overcome this is to be yourself. Don’t try to pretend you’re someone you’re not.
Just be yourself. You’ll start to build a solid foundation of trust with your new friend.
STEP 4: Have Fun
The most important part of any friendship is to have fun.
Don’t be afraid to talk about yourself and your interests. Find something to enjoy together.
You don’t need to spend all your time together. Spend some time apart. Go for a walk. Or grab coffee.
You don’t need to spend all your time together. Spend some time apart. Go for a walk. Or grab coffee. Thanks for reading!