Let’s be honest; there are times when you find the need to know how to make friends. Maybe it’s a lack of confidence or inability to start a conversation; whatever it is, I believe this will be of help in the task.
Step one: Be natural. Don’t try to impress anybody just to get them to like you, it will sting if they don’t find you any charming.
Step two: Talk to people. Don’t be a dummy and jet out your phone once you get to a party; that is very rude. Be more friendly; talk to people, introduce yourself and start a conversation. Don’t wait until they leave.
Step three: Initiate a get-together. You can chat your heart out but it won’t get you a friend if you don’t open up the opportunity for another conversation or meeting. This is especially important if you meet someone who you aren’t otherwise likely to meet again. Seize the day!
Step three: Be loyal to a friend. You’ve probably heard of fair-weather friends. They’re the ones who are happy to be around you when things are going well, but are nowhere to be found when you really need them. Part of being a friend is being prepared to make sacrifices of your time and energy in order to help out your friends. If a friend needs help with an unpleasant chore, or if he or she just needs a shoulder to cry on, be there. If your friends make a joke, laugh with them. Never complain about a friend.
Step four: Be reliable. If you and your friend agree to meet somewhere, don’t be late, and do not stand them up. If you’re not going to make it on time or make it at all, call them as soon as you realize it. Apologize and ask to reschedule. Don’t make them wait for you unexpectedly; it’s rude, and it is certainly not a good way to launch a potential friendship. When you say you’ll do something, do it. Be someone that people know that they can count on.
By Janiana Wangare