How do you make friends?

United States
November 6, 2006 5:03pm CST
Online, in person, or any other type. I want to know how you make them. I have few friends and many of them are guy friends of my husbands and their girlfriends and then I have friends from work. I am a mother of 3 so I don't get out much. I would like any tips I can get. Let me know what to do.
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6 responses
@ilunice (947)
• Netherlands
27 Jan 07
Making friends is about the easiest thing for me to do. i easily get carried away with a very little seemingly unimportant act of goodness. i enjoy smiles and i always want to make people smile too.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I like making people smile too, but I feel my openness and straightforwardness has caused me to not get as many friends. Thanks for responding.
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@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
27 Jan 07
i make friends based on HOW they answer my diferent kind of questions,,,,i do have ALL kind of questions and i respect people who answers them with respect(no insults) i have friends who are very conservative and i answer to their questions in a conservative way.....i know how to separate conservative from adult content subjects and comments,,,so i think i could be your MyLot friend,,,,i WILL treat you with respect while in your profile questions,,,you can trust me!,,,,,check on my profile and you will see questions from A tru Z.............
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I choose my friends based on their response to my questions and the types of discussions they start. Thank you for your great response. I prefer to have people who are respectful when answering questions.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
You can really make some great friends on here. I am going though a crisis now, and the out pouring of love and encouragement has been so uplifting for me. Just be you, and friends will surround you. Blessings, M&M
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I have made some friends on here but I need some I can go out with every once in a while. I have 3 kids at home and I go crazy if I don't get out of the house by myself or with my husband at least a day a week. Don't get me wrong, I love being around my kids, but without adult/me time I get irritated very easy.
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@suzieque (2343)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
I used to have a lot of friends in my early 20's, but as I got older I don't even see half of them anymore. People moved on and had families and that's there priority. But how I met them, was that I met a girlfriend of mine, that had tons of friends and I was introduced to them. Also I called some old friends in high school and invited them to parties or club hangouts. Then they introduced me to them as well.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
That seems to bethe only way I make friends anymore as well. My husband says I just need to get put of the house by myself. It isn't that easy for me!
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I am basically very outgoing. I make friends from work, online. Just about anywhere. People I guess feel I'm very approacable. I think I'm a very friendly person who attracts everyone.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
It must be nice to have such an outgoing personality. I have never been outgoing. I was even shy in kindergarten! I guess I just need to learn from people like you and my husband. Maybe I just have to deal with the personality I was born with.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
18 Feb 07
It used to be a lot harder for me to make friends. The past few years I have opened up a bit more so now it is a bit easier for me. Still I often have a hard time approaching people unless I feel we have something in common, so I guess my best advice would be to find people you might have something in common with. I know it can be hard to get out when you have the little ones at home. I have a large family and had a lot of little ones at once so I can understand how difficult that is. I rarely managed to get out, and needed it badly.
• United States
9 Jun 07
Your advice has actually worked for me. I just recently moved and made friends pretty quickly with a new neighbor opf mine. We hang out almost every day. It is nice that I have a friend now that I can vent about my husband and kids to. The best thing about it is she is within a short walking distance from my house. Thanks so much.