meeting people for the first time

@savypat (20245)
United States
April 12, 2009 12:55pm CST
When you meet people for the first time do you often feel that you have known them before? This has only happened to me a few times, but it's so weird, I almost know what they are going to say before they even tell me their names. If this happens do you feel happy or just weird and do you continue to get to know them or do you just want to get away? Do you think this is fate?
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@hsofyan (3447)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
12 Apr 09
Indeed strange, but I will continue to recognize them.
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@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
13 Apr 09
Hi savypat, I think this happens with most people at sometime during their life and I feel that these are people that we have known before. Those that we feel comfortable with may have been family members or very close friends. Sometimes too, we meet those that we immediately have a dislike for and I expect it is for the same reason. Blessings.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
You have a real point there, about the dislike as well as the like coming from the past. What would really blow our minds would be if it comes from the future, some how we already know what will come involving this particular person. Fun isn't it?
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@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
13 Apr 09
Hi again savypat, I had actually thought about that but it is only within the last year or two that I've realized that it is possible.Since we now realize that time doesn't exist outside of this dimension, I think that makes it within the realm of possibility. Blessings.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
13 Apr 09
When I meet people for the first time, and get that deja vu feeling, I just put it down to menopausal memory and hope to hell they'll say something that will help me remember who they are! LOL Otherwise, if they don't, I just smile and go with the flow and hope I don't put my foot in my mouth!
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I do a lot of smiling also and keep hoping a clue will show up. Then I just give up and say, I have a terrible memory please tell me where we have met before.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
13 Apr 09
Yep, honesty always works best in the end eh? lol
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• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi, Pat! Maybe it is fate, but it's happened to me not only face-to-face, but even online. I think some people cross our paths because they're meant to be our friends, and I'm glad!
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I'm glad also and you are one for me.
• United States
12 Apr 09
Back atcha!
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@rocketsky (1013)
• China
13 Apr 09
I am person who believe love at first sight ,and I really believe what you feel when you meet someone you think is good . keep your feeling swith you ,that will be good
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
What do you think causes you to feel this way?
@zhuhuifen46 (3484)
• China
13 Apr 09
You must be a sociable person, who can handle communication even in front of strangers. If I were you, I would feel very happy to meet people whom I feel so close to. I would appear equally friendly, and make him or her at home by talking about topics of common interest, and keep a patient listener for their share in the conversation.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I am really very shy and have very little self confidence. All my life I have tried to over come this.
@mira91 (986)
• Singapore
13 Apr 09
If i feel that way with them then i will certainly approach them and ask poitely if we had met before because i tend to forget people a lot..(opps =x) Maybe it's just that familliar feel we get with certain people, can't really explain it but sure why not just get to know them..It wouldn't hurt right? to widen your circle of friends should be a good thing, not something you should have to worry about..^_^
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
You make this sound so simple, which it is. Why can't most of us just do it? Thanks
@bhanusb (5710)
• India
13 Apr 09
Some times I feel so.But I don't ask the person's identy.I think the person may be embarrassed.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
aren't we funny that way, afterwords I always say to myself why didn't you just ask?
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
13 Apr 09
It has happened to me a few times. It is a strange feeling. When it occurred to me the first time I thought that I must have met the person before but, after much consideration I realised that I hadn’t. I put it down to compatible and incompatible energies which to me explain why we are drawn to certain individuals and not others and why some can give us a negative feeling even though we may not know them yet and they have done nothing to us. Another reason why I sometimes feel as though I already know someone is because I may have met them before in another lifetime; it is up to individual beliefs whether reincarnation rings true; I'm not a Buddhist but it makes sense to me.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Apr 09
You don't have to belong to a religion to agree with their beliefs. Thanks
• United States
12 Apr 09
This sounds really familiar to me. I felt this way 2 times in my lifetime. I could never understand it, but I just went along with the floor. The time I felt this way was 4 years ago when I met this guy on the phone chatline. We sent a couple messages to eachother first before we connected into a live one on one conversation. Before we even got connected, I felt like I've known him somewhere, but I just couldn't put my finger on it, so we just talked and talked. The funny thing about it was we laughed and joked around like we've known eachother forever and even finished eachother's sentences, and said things at the same time. I said "what the heck is going on here?" We met in person 2 months after the chatline thing, and it was still the same way, but it didn't last because things happened, or may I say he happened. Long story. The second time I felt that way was when I met my husband over 2 years ago. We were the perfect match, maybe a little different from the first, but still perfect.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Apr 09
How nice that you married him. Glad you are happy.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi pat! There are times when I do meet someone and I feel that I have known them before and I am happy to see them. But, then there are other times that I get a forboding feeling and I want to run far away and not tempt fate! I just try to see where the meeting takes me no matter what the feeling and hope that I am wrong, no matter what!
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I've met people that give off negative vibes also and I just try to make our contract short and sweet.
@abanerji (1026)
• India
12 Apr 09
it is something like dejavu. i never experienced this thing. well, i don't really believe in reincarnation but if it is true then it could be that you have reincarnated as a human being and are coming across people whom you were close to in your previous birth.. may be i am sounding like a movie story but this is what i felt. well, if this happens to me i would keep thinking of it untill i find an answer. this is something amazing and thought provoking for the mind...
@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Apr 09
It usually happens so fast and your first thought is where have I met this person before, it's only later, after searching you mind that you realize you never met before, at least not in this life.
@dawnald (84201)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 09
No idea because it doesn't happen to me. I'm nervous about meeting new people generally and very few are really good at making me feel comfortable!
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@jshekhar (1562)
• India
13 Apr 09
Hello Pat, I don't recall having felt like that after meeting anyone. However, its funny that quite a lot of times, the people who meet me for the first time feel that way. They always ask me where have we met before because my face would be so familiar to them. I don't know what is the reason behind it but I feel it is a strange situation to be in.
@riyasam (16567)
• India
13 Apr 09
yeah,it has hsppened to me but we donot seem to have any relationship now but we becme best of friends and we do spent time with each other. happy mylotting.
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@agrim94 (3807)
• India
13 Apr 09
Well there are all kind of persons in this world and with many you feel ur meeting them for first time even if you know them and some you meet u like them in one hour so much that u feel you have known him for years
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@jackbill (22)
• China
13 Apr 09
Oh ,are you forefeeling I think so Intuition
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
it is weird, but it happens. i have had the same experience, and i pushed forward in getting to know them better. i was glad i did. ^_^V
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@maean_19 (4659)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Yes, it happened to me many times too. Most recent happening was that there is this guy I met online and became my constant or regular caller over the phone. He asked something and I answered then I heard him breath deeply or sighed. Then I asked him why, then he told me, "Had we met before?" I was surprised because we never met in person yet. We only exchanged photos. After the question, I asked him again why he thought we had met. Then, his answer is more weird. He said, "I already knew what will be your answer because it seems that I've known you already"..Whew! I really am not sure what to feel and think, if it is fate or coincidence.