4 Ways to Make Friends with Someone

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4 Ways to Make Friends with Someone
4 Ways to Make Friends with Someone

Everyone needs friends, right? Making friends with someone can be very rewarding. You get to meet a new person with whom you can hang out, share experiences, and hopefully maintain a solid friendship for years to come. However, it can be difficult to find someone (regardless of whether they are a complete stranger or an acquaintance) who you want to be friends with and then form a true friendship with that person. Don't worry, this article will help you make new friends!


Method 1 of 4: Finding a Friend in Adulthood

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Step 1. Find and join a group that does activities you find enjoyable

Doing something you enjoy will likely make you meet people with similar interests to yours. With common interests, it's easier to meet someone, as you'll have something to talk about.

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Step 2. Volunteer at a charity

If you are willing to donate your time to a good cause, you can earn a new friend as a gift.

Certain types of volunteer work can attract people just like you. If you have children, consider volunteering as an assistant or coach for one of the sports teams they are a part of. This way, you will keep in touch with other parents of children of the same age. If you are religious, consider volunteering at your religious institution. This will allow you to meet other people who also prioritize religion

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Step 3. Make friends with your neighbor or co-worker

You don't always need to leave the neighborhood to find a new friend.

  • Do you always see the same neighbors outside their homes, taking care of the garden or playing with the children? Start a casual conversation and assess whether you would like to spend time with them. If so, invite them to visit you for coffee or a drink. Do this super casually, but don't let the effort go.
  • Take the time to get to know your coworkers. There may be colleagues you'd like to socialize with outside the office.

Method 2 of 4: Finding a Childhood Friend

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Step 1. Be friendly to kids at school or in your neighborhood

Don't be afraid to say hello to a boy you don't know. You may not become friends, but it doesn't hurt to try.

Ask questions about them, such as what their favorite games are or what their favorite subject at school is

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Step 2. On the playground, play with someone different

Ask to participate in a game that is already in progress or organize a game yourself, with several other children.

If you meet a new child who likes to play differently or do activities that are different from their usual activities, don't be afraid to try something new and play with them anyway. You can discover a new friend while discovering a fun new activity

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Step 3. After class, join a football team or club

There are several activities to choose from. Choose an activity that you find enjoyable.

  • School isn't the only place where you can do after-school activities and make new friends. Look for an activity among the many programs offered by community centers or children's courses.
  • Remember, you don't have to be an expert in the sport or activity you choose. One of the goals of joining a team or a class is to improve your skills, no matter what level you are at.

Method 3 of 4: Making Friends with a Stranger

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Step 1. Have a nice personality

If you're trying to make a friend in line at the grocery store or at the park, a smile can take you far. It signals to strangers that you are nice and approachable.

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Step 2. Greet them pleasantly

Say hello to people you would like to befriend. Ask them how their day is going or use some other question to break the ice.

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Step 3. Ask about their lives

It's important to show that you're interested in the person you're trying to befriend. Don't just talk about yourself, leave space in the conversation so she can get involved. You can achieve this by asking questions and waiting for their answers.

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Step 4. Be confident without being arrogant

No one wants to date someone who is completely shy, but you also don't want to appear narcissistic. Keep the balance between the two.

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Step 5. Find a common interest

Ask someone what he likes to do in his spare time. Suggest a common activity that the two of you can do together.

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Step 6. Make concrete plans

We all say that we should do something and, in the end, we never end up doing it. If you really want to spend time with this person, make concrete plans to date them. If you plan, you're more likely to actually date this person.

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Step 7. Be persistent, but take it slow

Making a new friendship may require some commitment on your part, as people lead busy, hectic lives and don't always have a lot of time to cultivate new friendships, but don't give up easily. If someone you're trying to befriend cancels a plan or doesn't respond to your message or email right away, don't give up. Give it several chances before walking away.

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Step 8. Expect the person you are befriending to struggle a bit too

Friendship is not a one-way street. While the responsibility for taking the first steps toward creating a friendship may fall on you, you shouldn't do it all alone.

Sometimes you want to be friends with someone, but that person just doesn't make the effort to keep the friendship going. One of the greatest benefits of a friendship is feeling that someone likes and cares about you, and that these feelings are mutual. If the person makes no effort, it might be better to walk away. Find someone who will give you the kind of friendship you deserve

Method 4 of 4: Making Friends with a Coworker

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Step 1. Choose someone to be your friend at work

Unless you are self-employed, there are often plenty of opportunities to build lasting relationships in any workplace that has a wide variety of people.

  • Perhaps you like or feel comfortable with a particular co-worker. In normal daily interactions, there may be some people you identify with. These are your potential friends.
  • While you probably won't bond with all of your peers, it's important to make a good friend in the place where you spend most of your waking hours.
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Step 2. Remember to appear approachable

To make friends with someone from work, you'll have to show that they're a nice person to be around. While work can be stressful at times, be sure to maintain an air of approachability and friendliness, even during difficult conversations.

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Step 3. Be open to conversation

Instead of being alone, spend your breaks talking to your coworkers. Even if you don't like all the conversations, you'll find out who you'd like - or not - to have as a friend.

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Step 4. Remember what people like and don't like

Try to familiarize yourself with other people's interests and hobbies. You may be surprised to discover that you have common interests or hobbies with a co-worker.

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Step 5. Spend time with the people you want to befriend

Friendship is not something that can be built in a day. It takes time and commitment on both sides, just like any other relationship. If you want to be friends with a co-worker, you will need to spend time with them outside the office. Base your friendship on common interests and fun activities, not just proximity during work hours.

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