I always say that finding love is a game of numbers. The more people you meet, the more likely you are to find someone who makes your knees weak and your stomach fill with butterflies. Apart from bettering your chances of meeting your ideal partner, making more friends adds fun to life. New people open your mind to new ideas and show you more of life helping your realise how big the world really is. Meeting people and making new friends makes you more tolerant and helps the world become a better place.
Now you know why meeting more people and making new friends is such a good thing, how do you go about it? I’m glad you asked because I’ve got 3 ideas for you on just that.
If you’d like a quick list of these 3 ways plus a BONUS of 7 additional ways you can meet new people and make more friends, you can download the checklist I made for you by clicking on the image below. (Clicking on the image will take you to a form you’ll need to fill to get your freebie.)
So, what 3 things can you do to meet new people and make more friends? Here they are:
1 Change your routine
Although a simple idea, this is one that can be tough to carry out. Most people are creatures of habit. As we know, habits are difficult to change but if you truly want to meet new people, you have to change your day-to-day routine. You don’t have to turn your life upside down. You can start small. For example, if you always do your grocery shopping on Saturday mornings, try doing it on Friday evenings instead. Doing that alone will automatically change the people you’ll come across. Besides, you never know who you’ll meet in the detergent aisle 😉
2 Say ‘yes’ more often
If your typical answer when someone asks you to an event is ‘I’m busy’ (even when you’re not), you’re going to have to change that. If a colleague, church member or someone you met at the salon asks you to a play, store opening, networking event, art exhibition or music show and you don’t really feel like going, take a deep breath and say ‘yes’! The more places you go, the more people you’ll meet and the more likely you’ll be to make new friends.
3 Go to places alone
If you’re always with someone, you make it more difficult for people to approach you. When you’re alone, people have more ‘liver’ to walk up to you and say hello. So, instead of dragging your cousin to your colleague’s wedding, go by yourself. Instead of toasting your sister to go to the movies with you, go alone. Going to places alone is a completely different experience. You’ll be forced to talk to people you wouldn’t normally talk to and may find yourself a friend or two richer in the process.
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Remember to download your 10 (!) ways to meet new people and make more friends checklist by clicking on the image below. (Clicking on the image will take you to a form you’ll need to fill to get your freebie.)