Good friends are not always easy to find. You still have room in your friendship book or are simply looking for people with whom you can pursue your hobbies together? Then here are a few tips for you on how and where to make friends today.
Birds of a feather flock together
Commonalities connect and are a good basis for most friendships. To find people with similar interests, you basically just have to keep your eyes open – but there are also ways to help your luck a little bit. You only need to search for the right community of interest. Do you like to do a certain sport, join a sports club. If you like to do charitable work, look for a volunteer position. No matter how offbeat your interests are: There’s bound to be someone out there who has the same tastes as you and would love to share them.
There are many ways to meet like-minded people. Of course you have to know your interests first. If you’re not sure what you like to do, the best thing to do is try some new things. Have a look at what AGs your school offers. Maybe there’s something in it for you!
Apps& Gaming: Finding friends online made easy
In today’s world it is more and more popular to find friends on the internet. First contacts can be made via social networks, for example. But it is certainly easier via special friendship apps like Spontacts or friendsUp. Here you can see at first glance who might be a good match for you based on the users’ personal information. If you’re looking for group events, check out apps like Meetup, for example. Through these apps, users arrange to go running, cooking, weekend trips, and much more. You can also create your own events there.
One hobby is particularly good for making new friends online: gaming. It is practical that you usually meet online. This way you are flexible with time and maintain a certain distance. Especially for rather shy people, online gaming is a good way to get in touch with like-minded people. Connected via the headset, you immediately have common topics of conversation. Of course, many gamer friendships are more about gaming and therefore very short-lived. But who knows – if the chemistry is right, you might even date outside of the game.
But be careful: Remember that online friends are still strangers whose intentions you don’t know. Even if they seem very nice in chat, you should still be on your guard when you date in real life. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when meeting online acquaintances.
Be open – it’s worth it
Whether online or in the analog world: Good friends don’t just fall from the sky, you have to invest yourself to make it work. Approaching people with an open mind works best. For many, this means getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Usually it is worth it just for the experience alone. And if you make a good friend, it will pay you back a thousandfold!