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When we’re kids, making friends seems like it’s the easiest thing in the world. As we get older though, we seem to lose this spark of making friendships and it appears to get harder. Maybe it’s that we aren’t as open to other people coming into our personal lives, or we just get too busy to be able to maintain relationships like we did when we were kids. Whatever the reason, making friends as adults can be daunting and strange, but we inevitably have to do it throughout the course of our lives, regardless of where we find ourselves. New to making friends as an adult? Here are some sure fire ways you can make new buddies to keep you company throughout your life.
Get To Know Friends Of Friends
It sounds like a no-brainer, but getting to know the friends of your friends that you haven’t met or known before can be one of the best ways in which to get to know new people and make new friends as an adult. After all, it’s likely you will frequent the same parties and the like, so why not get to know them when you have the chance? Friends of friends can be an awesome way to get to know more people, and occasionally you can even meet their friends with whom you may really hit it off, so be more open about who you are willing to meet and associate with in your already existing circle. You never know who you may meet!
Say ‘Yes’ More Often
As we get older, it’s so easy to keep saying no to going out with friends, sometimes causing us to lose people in our social circle. People get busy, have families and generally start to not have time to go out and socialise as much. This is why if you get invited out for something, you should definitely say yes if you’re able! The possibilities are endless when you start taking charge of your social life and actively taking steps to get out there and meet new people. Who knows where you may meet your next best friend? The next time you get invited out – even if there will be people coming that you don’t know, try your best to get excited, put on your best going out clothes and say “heck yes!”.
Go On Solo Holidays Abroad
Everyone wants holidays, right? What better way to get a holiday AND meet new people than by going on solo holidays abroad? These holidays are designed specifically for those who are travelling on their own but want to make friends or get to know unique and fun people who are also on the holiday. This isn’t just a great chance to get out of your comfort zone in a safe, fun atmosphere, but travelling with others is a great way to bond and make fun memories that last a lifetime.
So if you’ve been wondering how you can make friends as an adult, hopefully these couple of great ideas will get you out there and meeting tons of great new people.