For most of us, friends are an important part of life. So even if making new friends seems to you a hard task to manage, you need to know that your efforts will be rewarded. These new friends can become the people who will support you throughout your life and share your ups and down. It can be regular friends (those whom you meet every now and then to just hang out) and true friends (the people with whom you can discuss anything and whom you trust 100%). Both of these kinds of friends are important in our lives. But how to get new friends? Not everyone knows that. So read on to learn the tips for making new friends!

  1. It's all in your head

    Meeting new people isn't as scary as it might seem to you. Of course, the first thing you bother about is making a good impression, and you try hard to keep the conversation going. And the more you think about it, the more afraid you become. But you need to understand that it's all in your head and develop a healthier mental image of making new friends. Keep in mind that most people are so concerned about themselves that they don't even notice that you do or say something wrong. They are often as nervous as you are. And even if the person you're talking to is going to judge you on what you're saying, do you really need this kind of friend?

  2. Start small

    If you don't have good socializing skills, it's better not to place yourself into a crowd of people immediately. Start with those you already know. Build a friendship with one of your classmates or colleagues, for example.

  3. Take the first step

    Just come and say hi: it's not as hard as you think. Share your thoughts about some event and let the person do the same. Or just ask about how they are doing or how their day was. It's a good conversation starter, isn't it?

  4. Be open

    It doesn't matter if the person you want to make friends with has the same tastes and hobbies or not. Even someone with a completely different background can turn out to be your best friend.

  5. Be genuine

    There is nothing more important than the connection between your friend and you. Remember about the respect, love, and warmth that are really important in your friendship.

  6. Be yourself

    Your new friends don't have to demand changes in your personality. They need to know you as you are and accept you as you are. So if you're an introvert, don't try to become an extrovert because your new friend is extroverted. While making new friends, you don't have to be passionate and eloquent like Tony Robbins. Just be yourself. Accept your friends as they are and let them accept you as you are.

Are you ready to make new friends now?