Some Ideas on How to Make Friends

Making Friends
@Marcyaz (35618)
United States
September 12, 2015 7:35am CST
First of all put yourself out there you can't make friends sitting in the house, join an organization or club with the same interest as you. Join in a Sport if you are a sports person, Volunteering is a good way to meet new people who become friends. Talk to people anywhere like at the store an acquaintance could become a friend. Start a conversation like Could you help me? then I like your jacket and continue talking, make small talk who knows this may be your next best friend. Always Introduce yourself and a person will remember your name. Seize the day, initiate a get together. Pursue common interests if someone says do you go to the Starlight gym say no is it a good one and then you could say what days do you go there.
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@LadyDuck (170828)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 15
All those are very good tips. We cannot make friends sitting inside our house without seeing people. Joining a local club it's a good way to make friends.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Right joining a local club is a good way to make friends.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
12 Sep 15
My kids always ask me if i know that person because i'm such a talker..i will talk to people anywhere..in the checkout lane..the checker..walking along the road..whatever store i am in..i guess i'm one of the lucky ones that doesn't need a reason to start up a conversation..just be yourself and friends will flock to you..or is it my brownies?
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Well to tell the truth probably it is your brownies the ones I never had !!! Me to I talk to lots of people about any old thing...
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
13 Sep 15
@Marcyaz am i the any old thing?
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
@Rosekitty Yep talk about any ole thing to anyone you see. Now that is how you meet people.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 15
Those are some great ideas. I once wondered to myself, "How do I go about making firneds?" I have severe depression and I don't socialize. If I get outside and set on the porch that is a good day. There are mental and physical issues that keep me inside most of the time. I live with my daughter and help her to raise her son who has ODD. For some it very east to get out and meet new people. For others it is just the opposite. Shyness, infirmities, keep them from doing this Being online is my outlet. I write my articles and enjoy chatting on here. Have met some very interesting people.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
I understand that not everyone can get out and meet people so we all do the best we can. Sorry for your mental and physical issues. When you are sitting outside do you ever see anyone walking by if so the next time why don't you try saying something like Hi I've seen you walking by some times would you like to stop and chat. If you could do that it might be good for you. Just a suggestion.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
@celticeagle I have met people who can barely speak English and we have become friends, friends don't need to have the same color skin as us, we are all the same inside and we all bleed red.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 15
@Marcyaz I never said any different. We have made friends with some and we exchange food sometimes. It is a personal issue and has nothing to do with skin color and anything else.
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@anil02 (2968)
• India
13 Sep 15
Making friends is not hard work but finding true friend is not easy. True friend is person who help you in need. A true friend is person who criticis on face and praise us on back.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
14 Sep 15
A true friend is a person who is there for you through good and bad.
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@anil02 (2968)
• India
15 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Only good friend is the person who is there for us, can you except it from a self fish person.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
17 Sep 15
@anil02 Of course you can't expect someone who is selfish to be there for you and is definitely not a good friend.
• Shenzhen, China
12 Sep 15
"Volunteering is a good way to meet new people who become friends. "good for this!I agree with your this point.I suppose if I read your this article 3 years ago,I think I can find girlfriend who is volunteer.??
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Kim, if you are looking for a girlfriend you could volunteer to do something and you might just meet the girl of your dreams. Good Luck.
• Shenzhen, China
13 Sep 15
@Marcyaz I have been married ,so late for reading your article.ha ha.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
@bluewolf2015 OOps Sorry Kim I had no idea that you had married since then. Hope you are happy in your marriage.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
15 Sep 15
I was never the popular child when I was young and never the popular person as I got older. I have some friends, nothing crazy. I do fine for myself. How many friends can a person really have. It is said that if you have one real good friend in your life, you are very lucky. Most people are just acquaintances.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
18 Sep 15
Even one good friend is enough for some people, you may have lots of acquaintances but how good a friend are they really.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
18 Sep 15
@Marcyaz No one really knows. But I have to say that I am actually very lucky. Even though my marriage did not work out, I did meet someone that is awesome. And that I actually knew before I met my now evil ex. The woman I am with now is the one I should have pursued back in the day.
@owlwings (39604)
• Cambridge, England
20 Sep 15
All excellent points. I have made quite a few friends just by passing the time of day or making a friendly comment
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
20 Sep 15
I have also when I lived in another state and took my dog to the dog parks in the area I met so many other dog owners that became friends just by saying good morning or saying something to their dog. I always listened and remembered the dogs names so I could call them by their name.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Sep 15
I like your advice. I really miss having friends since I lost my job and you are right, you won't find them by staying at home.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
Nope you sure can't make friends by sitting at home, you need to get out in the world and be around people to make friends.
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@rakski (20861)
• Philippines
13 Sep 15
it is important to initiate a conversation or initiate a move if you want to make friends. it is like testing waters
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
It certainly is like testing the waters.
• Grand Haven, Michigan
13 Sep 15
I'm not a social person at all. I have friends from work, but only a few have been over to my place. That's not a complaint. I think interacting with real people 8 hours a day is enough lol :)
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
Well of course each of us has our own opinion if you feel 8 hours of their company is enough then I respect that as some people like their private time.
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
13 Sep 15
You are so right.All of those are a very good tips how to make friends easily,Yes Small talk leads to a wide conversation and closer to getting to know each other with the person whom you talk. I like volunteering,I was able to meet new people,new friends and new environment.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
13 Sep 15
Good for you Sweet and volunteering, meeting new people is such a pleasure.
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• United States
12 Sep 15
Good points. Me personally, I'm not a big talker and most of my friends are the ones I know from high school or college. I like to stay home and be a hermit most of the time though.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
I enjoy going out and meeting new people.
@Butchcass4 (6028)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Making friends is a very important part of life. Life is no fun living it alone. It takes effort on our part, if we don't have any friends then we are really missing out on what God has for us. And having friends means we'll have times when we disagree but that's ok. We can agree to disagree!
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
It does take an effort making and keeping friends. Sure we can disagree but we can agree to disagree and no hard feelings.
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@Angelee_27 (3473)
• United States
12 Sep 15
These are really good tips for making friends. However, in this word today I'm a bit scared to get out there and try to make friends. You don't know what people are capable of anymore and it's hard to trust people now days. It's scary. Maybe it's just me. I've always been one to stay to myself mostly anyway.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
You can also make friends at church, join in some of the church activities. Being scared is part of life but we can't let it inhibit us to the point of not making friends.
@Lushlala (939)
• Gaborone, Botswana
12 Sep 15
These are very good points, @Marcy! I enjoy meeting new people and spreading a little cheer. I can generally strike up a conversation very easily and feel comfortable making new friends.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Thank you Mpho, I can say something like Hi, how are you today and away we go talking to a complete stranger. Who knows this person might end up being my very good friend.
@Hannihar (40090)
5 Apr
@Marcyaz When I would go selling I got to meet a lot of people and places that I could go to for products but some of them have closed now so I would run around looking for new places to go. Now, I am looking for more to do online besides here or something where I can earn enough money each week.
@much2say (40041)
• United States
13 Sep 15
Exactly - the only way to do it is to put yourself out there! I have no problems meeting people - I love chit chatting with just about anyone. But it wasn't always this way for me - I used to be the quiet one and quite internal (though I still am - but now I know how to "break out" when I need to).