Do you feel comfortable in a party where everyone is a stranger?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
June 19, 2010 9:46am CST
If I go to such a party, it takes me some time to get my bearings. Usually it is someone else who befriends me and once I get comfortable, then only I can enjoy. Otherwise I prefer to listen to the music for some time and then go back. How comfortable do you feel in a party where everyone is a stranger? Cheers! Ram
4 responses
@juicekodai (1122)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
i love to go to parties, but that is if at least i have a group of friends with me.. but if everyone is a stranger, id rather stay home...
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Jun 10
Same feeling for me as well. Cheers! Ram
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
count me in.. i would rather stay here on mylot.. yeah we can meet new friends but for sure you will feel like out of place.. especially when you're the only stranger..
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Jun 10
Yeah.. you feel kind of out of place in such a setting. Cheers! Ram
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
23 Jun 10
Hello Ram. I have experienced similar situation without having an acquaintance. I would start to have an easy conversation with someone who looks friendly. This way I start to feel much better with someone to talk to.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Jun 10
Yes, that's a nice way to start. Cheers! Ram
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
22 Jun 10
I think there is just something awkward about not knowing anyone. With people you know, you pretty much are comfortable around them a lot of the time. When meeting new people, it tends to be something that I tread very carefully. In a setting like a party, it can be difficult to be careful what you say, because it is a bit chaotic. Of course, one could argue that if its a party, you can blend in and socialize at your leisure, as there is just so much going on. Still, if someone strikes up conversation with me, then there is no reason not to try and get a bit more comfortable. I mean, perhaps I could make a new friend or two. You just never know until something happens. It could be an uncomfortable, awkward night or it could be a night that would lead to something great. Still, not knowing anyone could be awkward, but I just try and get to through this by thinking that there is likely someone else here who may be going through the exact same thing.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Jun 10
Yes, you are right, if some one strikes a conversation it is usually to carry on with it. The trouble is if you have to start a conversation with somebody, then that becomes a bit difficult. Cheers! Ram
• Pakistan
19 Jun 10
nope i never feeled comfortable in a party where everyone is unknown because i get confused and dont know what to do there and therefore i dont feel good i cant talk to everyone frankly i just take my mobile out of my pocket and start chatting with my friends and others and then i dont get bored.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Jun 10
Yes, mobiles are a handy gadget to remove some of the boredom. Cheers! Ram