With a new school term will kick start in 2020, going to University or maybe starting a new job, it can be pretty daunting thinking about making new friends in the year ahead. If you are nervous about the thought of meeting new people and making new friends, then check out these helpful friend making tips and ways to make friends in 2020 that will surprisingly help you.
Smiling might sound simple but not enough people do it! By smiling at others you are making yourself seem more approachable and ready to engage in conversation with them.
Make An Effort
Make an effort to socialise and speak to others, you can’t expect everyone else to run after you wanting to be your friend.
Don’t judge others on whether they could be your friend based on the way they look, this would be horrible if it happened to you and you could be choosing to be friends with someone with beauty on the outside but are ugly on the inside.
Go Out Of Your Comfort Zones
Step out of your comfort zones! Introduce yourself to people, go to more social events and try with other people.
Offer to help someone else, this is a great way to make friends as you are showing you are kind and you have some common ground.
Pay someone a compliment, this could mean a huge amount to someone else and it is a kind thing to do.
Take An Interest
Take an interest in what others are doing, even if it might not be something that would ordinarily interest you.
Ask About Them
Ask them questions and get to know someone. It is a good feeling when someone pays a interest in you so make the effort.
Crack A Joke
Making people laugh is a great way to make friends, just as long as you make sure you’re not being offensive!
Make an effort to make plans with others, that way you’re sure to carry on seeing them and become better friends.
Ask for their social media or number so you can in contact and arrange those all important plans.
Don’t Social Climb
Don’t use people to social climb! This is a really nasty thing to do as using others to get somewhere is totally rude and wrong.
Share With Others
If you have food, share it out; be generous and people will learn more about you. Sharing sends a really kind message.
Relax and Be Natural
Try to relax when trying to make friends, if its not meant to be then don’t force it but if you do click with someone that’s great too.
Ultimately, be friendly, nice, kind and someone that you would want to be friends with.