Making New Friends

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Making new friends

Meeting new people and making friends can be full of fun but isn’t easy. You have to come out of your comfort zone for making new friends. Look for places to socialize, like a local club or volunteer organization. Once you start meeting new people, take some time to get to know them and hang out together. You’ll also have to put some time and effort into keeping the friendship going.

Friendship is an important part of our life and it is one relationship that is free from all bound and complications. But some of us find it difficult to make friends or keep friends. Moving from one place to the other, changing jobs and patterns of life often makes it difficult for us making new friends.

In other cases shyness or poor social skills can prevent us from taking the first step in forming a new friendship. Here are some useful tips to help you make new friends, no matter where you are.

Have an open and positive attitude

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Have an open and positive attitude

We can drive potential friends away by demanding they share our beliefs and attitudes. Try to accept people as they are and not make them for what you want them to be. Open yourself to the possibility of learning and experiencing something new in every relationship.

Treatment of other people

Treat the people around you the same way as you expect to be treated. If you have a closed or judgmental attitude towards your potential friends then you will surely scare them off.

Friends are not made overnight

Don’t expect instant results. After all friends are not made overnight. Sharing your deepest secrets with someone needs a good amount of trust and understanding between the two people. So take things slowly and first discuss the lighter phase of life and later get into the more complicated things.

Don’t criticize your friends

Don’t criticize your friends
See the positive side to your pal

Don’t look for flaws all the time. If you get into the tendency to criticize your friends all the time then neither you can be neither a good listener nor a good friend. No person is without flaws. So why not accept and see the positive side to your pal?

Places to meet potential friends

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Open yourself for friendship

Most people make friends at the work place. Open yourself up to the possibilities by participating in social occasions, such as Friday night drinks or lunches to celebrate employee birthdays.

Socialize with your neighbors. Look for people who share the same interest as you. Like if you like walking, then join a neighborhood walking group. Also use your existing network of family and friends to meet new people.

Making new friends is quite simple. With a little bit of effort and will from your side you will find eager to be befriended in every path of life.

New Friends Quotes

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
Francesco Guicciardini

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too I thought I was the only one.”
C.S. Lewis

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

“Nothing makes the earth so spacious as to have friends at a distance.”
Henry David Thoreau

“The language of friendship is not words , but rather meanings . It is an intelligence above language.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.”
Thomas Hughes

“I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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