Questions tagged [making-friends]

Situations where the end goal is to gain someone's friendship or to strengthen it.

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How to Invite shy acquaintance to a talk without her friend?

Around 2 weeks ago, I began talking regularly to somebody at school (let's call her Judith) who I only knew on a "face-level". She is a friend of one of my friends , who I'll call Emily. While I have ...
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How to invite a coworker I'm romantically interested in to a dinner party without sounding like I have an agenda?

There is a nice new guy at my job who I have been getting to know more lately and I think he might like me. He sits at the desk next to mine so we often talk when we are alone in the room. We share ...
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How to show interest in getting to know others while still protecting yourself [closed]

I've been criticized for being too reserved and guarded. I've spent time considering how to be more open and 'authentic' with others, but my experiences have only confirmed the necessity of keeping ...
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How to try to make new friends? // How to get through a long ski season if I'm not able to Make any new friends? [closed]

I'm 14 years old and I'm doing competitive ski racing. This year, I moved up into an older ski group (U16). All my friends from the past year either quit ski racing to get a job, or they didn't move ...
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As an intern, how do I make friends with full timers?

I am doing my internship right now. My office has a large number of full timers. They are also much older than me, therefore our age group is not the same. Our job duties are also different, therefore ...
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How do I follow up with new acquaintances to develop a friendship? [closed]

I think this Sarah Scribbles' strip illustrated the question in a nutshell: Sometimes when at meetups, or at miscellaneous networking events I would meet people I could click with and become friends -...
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Where to stand after night out with “crush” [closed]

My problem is, cannot wrap my head around this. Through the internet I got to know a woman also living in my town, actually just 10 min per foot away. We wrote a few days and met a few times. The ...
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Question About Texting Cues - Thumb sign and V Sign [closed]

I have always been slow to adapt. I have an inbuilt distrust of anything new... Social media has been around awhile now, but I have only dabbled with it on and off. However, now I have a friend who ...
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Should I pursue a friendship with a classmate or let it be?

I started talking to this guy in one of my classes, and he asked me out for a date a couple weeks ago. After that our communication sort of stalled, and I figured he wasn't interested anymore. But ...
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How to maintain friendships with women, while discouraging romantic feelings? [closed]

I have a recurring problem in my life. I try, but I can't have female friends. It is hard for me because I love to have conversations with them and I have problems with guys because they act like ...
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How to break into a clique?

My son is a nurse who was very well liked on his previous floor. The hours were long, however, and included every other weekend, so after a few years, he transferred to a 7 to 3:30 job on another ...
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As an American abroad, how do I know when cheek-kissing is an appropriate way to say goodbye?

The generic question Traveling abroad as an American, especially in Europe, how can I know when I'm expected to cheek-kiss someone as a parting gesture? Is the rule different for men and women? How ...
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Advice for making friends when moving from the US to the UK? [closed]

I'm moving from the US to the UK for my husband's job and I'm from Oklahoma/Texas/Georgia. So I'm from the part of the country that is loud, direct, and open about everything. Thus, I am worried ...
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How do I make friends with service staff at restaurants/bars?

There are people at my local brewery I enjoy chatting with casually during down time. We've had some good conversation and things have gone great. My problem is how do I go about inviting them to ...

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