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How to make new friends

Learn how to make friends and become a person people want to befriend

Your relationships with other people are the most important thing in your life.

It doesn’t matter how much money you make or how many things you accomplish if you don’t have any good friends to share your life with. If you doubt that, imagine hitting all of your goals and accomplishments. Then imagine that you have no friends to celebrate with, no family members to call, and no one who really cares—and the likes you get on social media don’t count.

That emptiness you felt is the importance of friendship. You don’t even need a large social circle, but it needs to exist. It doesn’t matter if you’re an extrovert, introvert, or somewhere in between. You still need at least a few close friends to share your life with.

Social media friends and co-workers don’t count—at least not initially. You have to transition those digital acquaintances and work buddies into new friendships. The following articles outline some useful methods for making new friends, no matter what you are or what you’re doing.

How to make friends

Hobbies to make new friends: This article breaks down the best hobbies to find potential new friends based on developing and then finding people with similar interests. Even if you were isolated because of the pandemic, these are great tips to help you meet others now that the world has opened back up.

How to make friends as an adult: Making friends as an adult is hard because we’re out of the artificial environment of high school or college. Your social circle mainly now only consists of coworkers and people to drink with. Drawing on things that you know how to lead or things that you have an interest in learning, this article will teach you some cool ways to build new relationships.

How to make friends in a new city: Making friends in a new city is one of the most difficult things to do. A lot of people imagine that it’s easy, but stepping out of your comfort zone and exerting so much energy on something you never had to think about is difficult. This post teaches you tactics and strategies for making friends in a new city and how to handle the social anxiety and mental health strain that this endeavor can cause.

Why you don’t have any friends: This post explores why, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to make any friends. Then you learn how to make lasting friendships, not just drinking buddies or people on social media.

How to improve social skills

How to be the most interesting man in the room:Interesting people have an advantage when it comes to making friends. More people want to be around them so they’re rarely without an invite to meet up, which gives them an opportunity to make new friends. This article shows you how to become a more interesting person and give off that cool mysterious vibe.

How to start and have a conversation: If you master conversation starters, small talk, being a good listener, and body language, it will be a lot easier for you to communicate. The easier it is for you to communicate, the easier it will be for you to make new friends. Even if you don’t have any common interests with the person you’re trying to befriend, they will feel like you do because of how great your conversational ability will become after reading this post.

How to be more charismatic: Someone once told me that charm makes people like you, but charisma makes people want you to like them. This is a subtle but significant difference. Being charismatic is a cheat code for socializing. People will always pursue you to get together. You’ll be spoiled for choice. Your social life will be more than fulfilling.

How to be more likable: This post should be required reading for everyone, regardless of their social life. It’s a lot easier to meet people when you’re likable. At the, very least old friends are more likely to stay in touch and new friends are more likely to follow up. There is no disadvantage to being likable.

How to socialize and have fun sober: In this day and age, it seems like no one knows how to have fun or meet people without alcohol. Well, since I’ve been sober since 2013, my social skills have only improved. This post teaches you how to be social and have a great time in life, without spending all day getting drunk and rooting for your favorite sports team with a bunch of strangers.

All articles teaching you about making friends and socializing

7 reasons it’s hard to make friends (+ tips that work)

7 reasons it’s hard to make friends (+ tips that work)

Discover why it’s so hard to make friends and practical ways to expand your social circle

How to make friends
Feb 01, 2022
This is why you don’t have friends (and how to make some)

This is why you don’t have friends (and how to make some)

Despite more connectivity, everyone is lonely. Here are some practical reasons why you don’t have friends and how to change that.

How to make friends
Jan 04, 2022
“Klandestine Relationships” by Daryl Davis— 12 lessons

“Klandestine Relationships” by Daryl Davis: 12 lessons

Daryl Davis is a Black man who has friends in the Ku Klux Klan. He wrote about his experiences. This post explores the big ideas he discusses.

How to make friends
Dec 03, 2021
Accidental Courtesy— Daryl Davis, Race & America quotes

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America quotes

Accidental Courtesy follows Daryl Davis, a black jazz musician, who befriends members of the Ku Klux Klan in hopes of converting them and stopping hate.

Quotes and summaries
Nov 16, 2021
7 ways to make friends in a new city

7 ways to make friends in a new city

If you want to make new friends, you’re going to have to get out of your comfort zone. Here’s 7 ways to help you make friends in a new city easier.

How to make friends
Oct 28, 2021
What to do when someone hates you for no reason

What to do when someone hates you for no reason

Just because people don’t like you, doesn’t mean you have to dislike yourself. Here’s what to if you have haters.

How to make friends
Oct 20, 2021
Hobbies to make friends (and what to do once you're there)

Hobbies to make friends (and what to do once you’re there)

How to stop being lonely and use hobbies to make new friends.

How to make friends
Oct 07, 2021
How to get closer to a friend

How to get closer to a friend

Tired of surface-level relationships? Here’s how to be close friends with someone

How to make friends
Sep 30, 2021
Personal magnetism— How to be more charismatic

Personal magnetism: How to be more charismatic

Discover how to be more charismatic, attract more people, and captivate no matter where you are

How to make friends
Aug 31, 2021
How to be more likeable— 5 strategies that worked for me

How to be more likeable: 5 strategies that worked for me

Likeability is the ultimate form of social currency, both in personal and romantic relationships and in business. Here are 5 ways to become more likeable.

How to make friends
Aug 27, 2021
Socially awkward? Here's how to get over it

Socially awkward? Here’s how to get over it

Stop overthinking every conversation and learn how to not be socially awkward.

How to make friends
Aug 23, 2021
The Cure For Hate—  Best quotes and big ideas

The Cure For Hate: Best quotes and big ideas

The Cure For Hate tells the story of Tony McAleer as he goes from Neo-Nazi to becoming a voice for peace and unity, and everything he learns along the way.

Quotes and summaries
Jun 13, 2021
8 steps to making friends as an adult

8 steps to making friends as an adult

Most peope have no idea how to make friends as an adult without alcohol. In this article, I lay out how to make friends as an adult without the bar scene.

How to make friends
Mar 13, 2021
How to have fun and socialize sober

How to have fun and socialize sober

Most people have no idea how to socialize without the aid of alcohol and have fun sober. I’ve been having fun sober for 8 years. Here’s how to do it.

Sober life
Feb 14, 2021
Why people hate you (5 most common reasons)

Why people hate you (5 most common reasons)

Having haters sucks, but it’s part of life. In this article I not only tell you why you have haters, but what to do about them.

How to make friends
Jan 09, 2021
4 signs it's time to end a friendship

4 signs it’s time to end a friendship

Wondering if it’s time to end a friendship? This article will tell you the 4 times when you absolutely have to cut it loose.

How to make friends
Jun 14, 2020
How to increase your personal freedom

How to increase your personal freedom

There’s no such thing as personal liberty without economic freedom. What’s your level of personal freedom and how do you increase it? Read on to find out.

How to make friends
Jun 09, 2020
5 ways to communicate and start a conversation

5 ways to communicate and start a conversation

If you want to know how to talk to people, this article teaches five ways to connect with people and start a conversation.

Dating and relationships
Mar 14, 2020
How to network from social media

How to network from social media

If you want to build a great professional network, don’t follow traditional advice. Do this instead.

How to make friends
Feb 10, 2019