Not all interactions between people have to end up in a dating scenario, sometimes it’s enough to just go out and make some new friends. Learning how to succeed socially is a key component of understanding how and where to meet friends or just make some new acquaintances. For some people this is easier said than done as many people have trouble with unfamiliar situations and learning how to get socially adept is very difficult for them. If you are one of these individuals, never fear, this article will give you a great idea of how to start making friends and influencing people, well, at least getting friends.

Where to meet friends is always a question that comes up frequently, especially for those who may have just relocated due to a new job or family concerns. If you are trying to figure out where to meet friends in a new city then just think about what you may have done in the last town you lived in, chances are the same types of venues or gathering places are available wherever you are. If not, then think about broadening your areas of interests, learning new things, visit new places.  As you expand your social horizons it will be inevitable that interactions with others will take place. Just let the natural flows of any conversations guide you.

Making friends is not difficult; if you have just relocated you new job should be a prime area for meeting new friends. It just may take a bit of a feeling out process to determine which of your new co-workers may have similar interests and worthy of your time. If your friendships tend to turn into more than just friendships be careful as many companies may have policies about dating in the workplace.

I actually find that I make most friends when I am least expecting it. Chance encounters at any number of places can lead you to making friends as long as you are open to the idea and do not have the attitude of a complete ass. Chance encounters encompass a great many venues and they also are the way most people meet.

Chance encounters that occur at places you actually are hoping to meet other people are really not by chance occurrences. The movies or the supermarket are more of a random coincidence than going to an art gallery or taking a cooking class. By taking classes and going to cultural events you are in fact expanding your social circle and therefore increasing the odds that you will meet others with whom you share interests and may want to get to know better.

Meeting online is a fine way to meet new people, but knowing where to look can make all the difference. Knowing how to succeed socially is basically about understanding how to get social. Figuring out where to look and then how recognize when to interact. Online forums and groups are all over the Internet, just pick the ones that interest you and then a topic within that forum that you can either ask or answer a question about. That’s pretty much all it takes to get started meeting people online. Just let things progress at their own pace and before you know it you will have many more friends than you ever expected.

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