How do YOU make new friends?

United States
September 1, 2011 11:06am CST
How big is your friend circle? I like to meet new people everywhere I go. I think that you cannot have enough friends. You never know when you need something and a friend will be there. It's just as important to give back too. It's proven that friends provide therapy and help get through difficult times. Whether it's financial stress, problems with your family or work, your friends are always there. Are you depressed? :-( If so, your family of friends will get you back to normal. Where do you make new friends? What do you do to make friends?
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• Philippines
1 Sep 11
I just go with the flow. There are people who just doesn't give good vibes and I stay away from those people because sometimes theses people are just sources of trouble. They're not necessarily bad people, it's just that I don't want to bet into so much trouble given that I already have too many problems at hand.
• United States
1 Sep 11
Hey, I know what you mean. There are some people that within the first 2 minutes of talking to them you can tell they will be a real jerk. I always ask a lot about people, not to be intrusive, but to learn about them to find a commom thread between us. Sometimes things are not flowing and you back off and leave this one alone.
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
That's exactly what I mean. I don't judge that deep though because most of the time I'm wrong, and so is most people. In fact, you'll be surprised at how many wrong judgments are being made around you. In the office, there blunt rumors going around about people. I just can't stand being in the middle of it and try not listening.
@bond027 (107)
• India
1 Sep 11
Well I also like making new friends but don't know many ways other than talking with them directly..haha...!!But I would like to know more ways so that I can make more friends..Hope to get some ideas and some good friends here..:-)
• United States
1 Sep 11
Sometimes a really neat way to meet some great people is having your friends over for a BBQ and ask them to bring their friend "Bob and Susie". The same when you go to your friends house. Chances are they have friends that you don't know. In some cases for me, my best friends were from the original friends of my friends. Make sense? The other is when you are at a local school sporting event and find some one with the sames interests. Hey, if you want to meet a lot of people, one time my wife and I threw a big party and asked our friends to each bring one other couple. This turned into a huge party of about 50 people. Everyone pitched in on the food and drink. Good times :-D
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
6 Sep 11
My friend circle is very smal. I do like to meet new people, I do meet people, all over the world but it will take long before I call them my friend. I don't use the word "friend" that easily. The people I meet are connaissances or good connaissances. I never needed therapy and my friends never helped me through difficult times although I helped many. Friends should be always there for you, and that is exaclty why I say my friend circle is small. Also I would not ask very easily ask one of my friends for advice. I always find the right way myself even if it was hard. If I would be depressed I don't think my family would take me seriously and they would drive me crazy instead of getting me back to normal. There isn't much I need to do to make contact with someone but that doesn't mean I want them all as my friend.
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
2 Sep 11
When it comes to making new friends, I usually make friends with my friend's friends. When a friend of mine makes a new friend, I'll join in too and greet them. Pretty much, I'm making friends through other friends. I find it more comfortable as a group rather than you approaching someone on your own and trying to befriend them. For me, it's better as a group or at least have one close friend with you.
• Canada
2 Sep 11
I guess in a way I too enjoy meeting new people just like you. I agree you cannot have too much friends. My friend circle is actually way to large for me to remember everyone by name, but I am certain I can pick them out in a crowd. Also I must point out, you have your immediate friends, then your background friends. Background friends are close acquaintance that you have no problem being with. Also the further back friends, who are just your normal acquaintance, like people you know from work, school, etc. Any social place, that you know but not actually hang out with. Your immediate friends, the first I mentioned, are people you can rely on and the people you are with the most.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
2 Sep 11
I have found my friends in many different ways. One of my best friend and I met eachother in Italy. We are both Danish, and we met when we went on vacation in Italy. We were both travelling alone and we started spending the time together, because that was more fun than travelling alone. When we got back to Denmark our friendship continued and today we have been friends for 13 years. Two of my friends I met at nursing school, and we stayed in touch when we left the school. One friend I met because she was my neighbour and other friends I have met online. We exchanged emails or chatted in the beginning and then we met in real life. I always like to meet new friends and I hope to find some friends from the island where I live now. Most of friends live in another part of the country (I used to live there as well)
• Greece
1 Sep 11
i use online social networks mainly to make friends. mainly facebook, myspace and others. also when i socialize in real life.
• United States
1 Sep 11
I made my friends when i was in school. It helps to go to school to get your friends also i was in dance growing up so therefor i had a lot of friends and i also did cheerleading in school which made more friends there and then of course i did other things out of school. Living in the same area my entire life you grow up with the same friends and know alot of people where you live so i do know alot of people here and i believe that helps as well. Out of school i hung out with my brother alot and his friends and now i have a boyfriend that is one of my brothers friends and that helped me out alot too i guess you can say. We were both into cars and that helped beause we went to clubs alot as well growing up. I also have a boyfriend that isnt from where i Live and lived up north most of his life and now those friends of his that i have met are now my friends and they are great and really nice.