Some friends make you laugh, some share the same hobby as you and some are there when you need a shoulder to cry on. Some friends might do it all!
Tips for making friends
Not sure how to make new friends? Try our tips and ideas to get you started!
Focus on things you have in common like a favourite band, TV show or book
Be kind by sharing positive things about others or break the ice with a genuine compliment!
Use positive body language like smiling, making eye contact and talking confidently. It can all help!
Have some fun! Bring your sense of humour (maybe a joke or two) with you and be ready to keep things light and fun
Mix up your routine and talk to someone different or try something new like a hobby or sport where you can meet other people
Show an interest in others by asking them questions about things they’re interested in or things that you might have in common
Be a good listener and make sure you give the other person a chance to talk before jumping in with another question or comment!
You’re better at it than you think! Ask yourself how you made friends in the past? What did you do well? Can you do that again?
Many people struggle to make friends and jump over that nervous hurdle. It’s sometimes easy to talk yourself out of it before you’ve even tried!
Here are some things to keep in mind:
It’s ok to feel unsure or nervous about making friends
Figuring out a way to connect with others in your own style can feel tricky at first
Talking helps! We’re here for you.
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