3 Ways to Socialize, Be Funny and Make Friends

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3 Ways to Socialize, Be Funny and Make Friends
3 Ways to Socialize, Be Funny and Make Friends

Socializing and making friends are daunting tasks, especially for those who also need to make fun of getting together. Most people aren't funny by nature, and trying to use humor in social situations can be quite difficult. Luckily, all of these described skills can be improved with a little practice. If you're ready to slap your face and make new friends, start by visiting places where you can meet different people and have fun. Practice starting conversations, keeping the conversation going and using humor, overcoming nervousness and improving your social skills. Come on?


Method 1 of 3: Meeting New People

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Step 1. Attend local events and get involved in your community

Discover the events held in the region through social networks and local establishments such as libraries, grocery stores and community centers. Go to the ones that interest you the most so you can find people who share your tastes.

For example, attend concerts, art galleries, film screenings, fairs and festivals


you will take the time to meet people and become friends with them. The more people you meet, the more likely you are to find someone really compatible with you. Keep making yourself present and make friends!

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Step 2. Join a club related to your interests

This is a fun way to meet people and make friends. Look for a club about something you like and show up for meetings regularly. Talk to the people you meet and you're sure to make friends over time.

  • If you are still studying, look for extracurricular activities or clubs at your school.
  • Otherwise, look for clubs on the internet. Facebook is a great tool to find these things in your region.
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Step 3. Take a free or low-cost course

Look for classes at community centers, a SESC unit or an NGO. Choose a course according to your interests to meet people with similar tastes. Obviously, attend every class to increase your chances of making friends.

You probably won't bond on the first day of class, but being a regular will help you get to know your classmates and make friends

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Step 4. Do volunteer work to help others

By volunteering, you'll meet people from all walks of life and you can make new friends who have interests similar to yours, whether they are other volunteers or people you've helped.

For example, volunteer at an animal shelter, distribute Christmas gifts to families in need, or work as a guide at a local museum

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Step 5. Join a sports team

Playing a team sport for fun is a great way to make friends as it requires interaction between team members. Look for local teams by contacting them through social media pages or watching a game on weekends.

  • Don't worry too much about being good. Recreational sports are good for people of all skill levels, and practice will help you improve.
  • It may be possible to find a team suitable for your level of experience or age. For example, the recreational football league in your region may have more experienced teams and newcomers. Contact organizers for available options.
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Step 6. Attend religious or spiritual events

If you have any beliefs, the chances of making friends by attending services or gatherings are great. Many religions organize social events for members, which is great for meeting people. Contact your faith leaders to find out what options are available.

  • If you are not a religious or spiritual person, perhaps you can find an organization for people with similar beliefs, such as an atheist or agnostic group.
  • Even if you don't have spiritual beliefs, you can still attend events organized by religious organizations, such as charity bingos, June parties, kermesses, etc.

Method 2 of 3: Improving Your Chats

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Step 1. Introduce yourself to everyone you meet

Say your name and say something about yourself. Try saying something relevant to the current situation as this will help you start more conversations with others.

For example, you could say something like "Hi, I'm Jaime. It's the first time I've been to a fete" or "Hi, I'm Luiza. I was hoping they'd have food and drinks here."

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Step 2. Praise the other and try to keep the conversation alive

People like to hear good things, and praising them will make them think you're a nice person. Look for reasons to make good comments about each other and keep the conversation alive by asking lots of questions.

Say something like "I love your dress! Where did you get it?" or "This story is very good. In the end, did you find out who it was that tricked you?"


in general, it's best to praise things the other person can control, such as hairstyle, clothing, skills, and talents. Avoid commenting on innate qualities such as eye color and facial beauty, as this can make the person uncomfortable.

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Step 3. Ask questions about the location or climate to break the ice

This is a good way to start a conversation with people you've just met. Don't worry about saying something important or serious: choose a topic in the surroundings and ask a simple question. When the person responds, try to keep the conversation flowing.

  • It's okay if the conversation comes to nothing. Think of it like fishing: sometimes the person takes the bait, and often they just don't feel like talking.
  • For example, you could ask something like "Wow, how are you doing in this rain?" or "Have you been to this restaurant before?"


ask open-ended and expandable questions. No asking questions that can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no".

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Step 4. Ask questions to show interest in each other

Everyone loves to talk about themselves, and showing interest in the person will help keep the conversation alive. Better yet, the person will like you! Always remember to ask open-ended questions and listen carefully to the answers.

Some sample questions: "What do you like to do in your free time?", "How did you meet Carlos?" and "What's the last movie you watched?"

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Step 5. Make fun of yourself

Self-deprecating humor makes others identify with you and shows that you don't take yourself too seriously. Make a few jokes about your idiosyncrasies, your mistakes and your tastes. Then laugh along with everyone!

  • For example, let's say you spill your drink. When that happens, make a joke: "And the clumsiest person award here goes to… me."
  • Another example: "I would have come sooner, but I needed a team of archaeologists to dig up my shoes, which had been lost for millennia."
  • Use this kind of humor from time to time in the middle of conversations. Don't overdo it, or people may see you as negative and it can make conversation uncomfortable.
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Step 6. Practice telling funny stories for conversations

Knowing how to tell good stories casually will show everyone that you are fun. Choose something from your life or something that happened to someone you know and practice a lot, until it sounds very natural.

  • It's always good to practice in front of the mirror or film the story to see how to improve.
  • Remember that you can repeat the same stories to different people. It doesn't cost much to keep a repertoire up to date.
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Step 7. Learn some silly jokes that can be repeated

Not everyone can come up with jokes on the spot, so it's good to have a few that you can tell at different times. Read lots of jokes, watch stand up specials or take a comic writing course. Practice hard so you can recite the jokes with the right timing. Some examples:

  • Do you know how enzymes multiply? Getting one enzyme from another.
  • Have you seen that new restaurant, karma? They don't have a menu: you get what you deserve.
  • I'm great at sleeping; I do it with my eyes closed no problem!
  • Yesterday a friend asked me "What rhymes with house?". Do you know what I replied? Don't rhyme!

Method 3 of 3: Improving Your Social Skills and Gaining Confidence

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Step 1. Find your best self-esteem qualities

We are all unique and interests in our own way. To identify your strengths, make a list of your talents, interests, and abilities, as well as physical traits that are already good but could be improved. Over time, this will make you feel more confident.

  • For example, on your list you might include things like: I play guitar, I like to read thrillers, I like cats, and I'd rather stay home than go out.
  • Your favorite physical features might be your eyes or your legs.
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Step 2. Use open body language by smiling and making eye contact

This way, you will prove to be a more approachable person. The easiest way to appear open is to smile, look into each other's eyes, and lift your chin slightly. Also, avoid crossing your arms, keeping them at your sides as you walk and converse with others. Always maintain good posture, with a straight spine and straight shoulders.

  • When you're listening to someone else, look into their eyes and nod your head to show that you're paying attention.
  • When speaking, gesture with your hands to engage others in the conversation. It's best to practice this alone, so that it feels more natural when talking to people.
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Step 3. Strengthen your social skills over time so you can adapt

Learning to socialize can be difficult, and there's nothing wrong with you! Go slowly, starting by smiling at people who cross your path. In time, start greeting them. When you're feeling ready, start chatting and making comments. In the future, you will be able to introduce yourself and ask questions.

  • Don't worry if it takes time to socialize. Give it time and know that soon you will get better at it!
  • Start with brief, simple interactions. When you feel more comfortable, extend the chats and see how you do.
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Step 4. Always focus on the other person and forget about the phone

If the person feels that your cell phone is more important than the chat, they won't want to talk to you. Focusing on her will make you seen as an interesting and caring person. So put your device on silent mode while you're socializing and don't keep checking your notifications! Disconnect for a bit and enjoy.

  • If you need to check your phone frequently, take the time to do so. It's unlikely that you won't be able to go an hour without looking at notifications, especially after hours.
  • If you're expecting an important call, put your phone in "Do Not Disturb" mode and set the other person as an exception. This is a good option if you need to be available if your children's nanny calls, for example.
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Step 5. Get rid of the term "should" from your dictionary and go after what you want

Have you ever felt like you have a "should do" list, like getting out of the house more, going to parties, or making lots of friends? What really matters is what you like to do. Assess the things that make you most comfortable in your daily life and replace the "should" phrases with concrete goals that lead to happiness.

  • For example, let's say you're an introvert and mentally repeat something like "I should go to more parties." The problem is, if you don't like partying, don't force yourself to go. Prefer to spend your days at home watching movies? No problem!
  • If you're an extrovert who keeps repeating things like "I should have a close best friend, not a huge group of not-so-close friends." The problem is: if your friends make you happy, why change?
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Step 6. Be yourself and show what you came for

It's hard to make real friends by pretending to be someone you're not. Even if you win people over, you probably won't keep the friendship. Be honest about who you are and win over the right people! Also, be respectful to be respected.

  • Speak your mind about the issues that matter to you.
  • Be willing to try new things, but be honest about what you like to do.
  • Wear clothes that make you comfortable without thinking about impressing others. Still, don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone a little!


  • Watch comedy movies and stand up performances to improve your sense of humor.
  • People are usually too focused on themselves to judge others. Don't worry about being the center of attention and don't worry about what people think of you.
  • Don't try to say something just to sound smart or funny. People usually prefer to be friends with those who are sincere, not those who are flashy or flashy. Your mood should be natural, not forced.


  • If you've just met someone, avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion, as it's easy to offend someone with a different opinion.
  • If you want to tell jokes, avoid offensive or smutty ones so as not to piss anyone off.

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