The world of today is pretty convoluted, wherein people are actually afraid to meet new individuals and be social with them. This is particularly true for people that have released a threshold age of around 30 years. They would rather do something other than meeting people during the weekends instead of going to meet somebody new. There are different types of methods that you could possibly use in order to make new friends, even when you reach a ripe age of 50.
Some simple methods to help you make new friends;
- When you are meeting new people, assume that the attitude that they would take is in favor of you. You need to assume that everybody is simply going to like you, and only then will you be surprised at the results. The mind is a very fickle mistress, if you can fool it into thinking that you are supremely confident, you are going to rule yourself. Only assuming that you are confident will be able to provide you with such confidence that you would be able to get to a point where in you yourself would start believing in it.
- When you are meeting with new individuals, always make it a point to start the conversation and ask them questions about themselves. Everybody likes to talk about themselves, the kind of work that they do and the kind of ambitions, hopes and aspirations that they have for themselves. By simply listening to them, not only would you be able to pick up golden nuggets of information that can be used for questioning, but they would also think of you as a decent person. Everybody in this world prefers to let the other know about their story; it is very rare for people to become listeners to those that simply want to vent information.
- Always address people pleasantly, and to do so in the presence of everybody. For example, if you are addressing a waiter, ensure that you maintain proper etiquette and composure while doing so. If you go down to some other person, it is going to bring about a sense of negativity in the person that is accompanying you. Sooner or later, it catches up to you, thereby bringing about a subtle change in your thinking. This is not going to work out well for your friendship.
- Meeting people is always fruitful, whether the friendship happens or not. Chances are that if you are overly friendly, people will think of you as a desperate person. So, maintain a strict pH level about your own sense of friendship in your own mind. Remain neutral, but always bordering upon the positivity of your own life. By doing so, you will not only be able to reach out to more people, but they would think of you as a genuinely nice person. People love to make friends with nice people.
So, making new friends as you grow older may seem to be tough, but it is in fact very easy to do so.