Share

Social Butterflies Share Advice On How To Make Meaningful Friendships As An Adult
Social Butterflies Share Advice On How To Make Meaningful Friendships As An Adult

Many children seem to have almost no problems making friends. "Oh, hi fellow person who is approximately my age and is within reasonable proximity to me, we're friends now!" and that's it. It's almost like they don't really have a criteria past that, and that's great! It means making friendships that matter tends to come easier for them. But what about us adults? One reddit user asked:

How do you actually meet new people and make meaningful connections over the age of 20?

And we were like "... ... ... actually we have no idea." and hopped right into this thread ready to screenshot and implement new ideas. Why? Because we need actual in-person friends, that's why. We love you dearly, citizens of internet, but you guys can't come out with us to try and match beta fish to the wall color of the room the fish tank is in. Wait, we might know why we have no friends...

Click next and read through while we sit and do some serious contemplation about ourselves.

Begin With The Beginners
Begin With The Beginners

Join a beginner's class for something new that sounds interesting every once in a while! Best case, you make some new friends and maybe find a fun new hobby. Worst case, you still try something new and maybe get some good stories out of it.

Seriously, I took a couple fencing lessons and while it turns out fencing is totally not for me, I met some awesome people through it. And I took a cooking class where I didn't really meet anybody I clicked with, but now I know how to make crepes, so I'm calling it a win

Wardrobe Change
Wardrobe Change

I'm going to be 100% honest, when I first turned 18 I had no confidence. I had been to a bar a couple times and the extent of my knowledge was "I'll have a beer".

I'm not making this up when I say floral shirts changed that. I wore a floral shirt to the club (first time I ever went to a club) because my friend said "wear something funky so that it catches the black light nicely" so I did and instantly people came up to me and talked to me. Sometimes you don't have to directly make an effort but I guess when you do something that catches people's attention in an out-there way (positively and innocently) it helps. I found myself having conversations that I didn't start. It definitely helped me get out of my shell :)

Put It All Out There
Put It All Out There

By going to activities you're actually interested in. Look up local meet up groups for dog walking or dungeons and dragons or tomahawk throwing... whatever your interests are and then go. If you're active in your professional field, go to happy hours or chat up coworkers at lunchtime.

Honestly, it's more about putting yourself out there than anything else. I'm naturally introverted so I understand how hard it can be; but in relationships of any kind you really do get out what you put in.

Add Your Comment

Staff Picks!

Honest People Share The Moment They Realized They Needed To Get Their Life Under Control Honest People Share The Moment They Realized They Needed To Get Their Life Under Control 06.12.2018 By Roberto Acosta People on Reddit who hit rock bottom shared what turned ... Positivity 0 comments
Sentimental People Divulge The Best Piece Of Advice They've Received Sentimental People Divulge The Best Piece Of Advice They've Received 06.12.2018 By Mark Sophia Positivity 0 comments
Grownups Share The Most Childish Things They Still Enjoy Grownups Share The Most Childish Things They Still Enjoy 05.31.2018 By Brandon Gage Adulting is hard, but who said it can't be fun too?... Positivity 0 comments