Oh.. that's awkward.

February 24, 2010 7:36pm CST
Sometimes, the most unexpected group of people are thrown together to hang out for a day. For example, last week, I went out to dinner with a new friend. But she brought along her friend, who I was a stranger to at the time, and after the introductions, we immediately ran out of things to talk about. I couldn't find any common ground with her friend, and I could tell she was having a hard time trying to play the middle person. In this kind of situation, what would you do? How would you make it not as awkward for everyone and still have a good time?
4 responses
@lindsiko (358)
• United States
15 Mar 10
I tend to be a pretty awkward social person no matter what I do. I've found that I'm just not as comfortable hanging around women as I am with men. I recently had my girl cousin over for the weekend and I couldn't help but feel awkward the entire time. It helps if you end up in a crowded place or somewhere where your attention is focused on activity rather than conversation. It took a lot of stress on me when I had other family members over with my cousin and we watched a movie together.
@yresh12 (3219)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
I've been there a lot of times. I just talk to the person who'm my friend introduce and talk about her life so that we could get to know each other and not get awkward.
• Canada
25 Feb 10
Find something active to do! Or if not, just find an activity to keep both of you busy. That way, conversation can center around what you're doing, and you don't have to think much about what to talk about.
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
Yikes that is really awkward. i've been in that situation too and sad to say its hard to get over the part of being awkward and you just can't have a really good time, especially if the conversation is forced just to have something to talk about. when i was in that situation, i just tried to keep things going by asking a bunch of stuff. it would help if they'd put more input on their answers in order to start a conversation. ^^ good day to you!