3. Go out, even when you don’t feel like it. It turns out that when people invite someone to join them for dinner or a movie or something else; they really want to hang out with you. If you tend to say “no” often, people will eventually stop asking you to go with them. It is tough, sometimes to get the motivation to go out, when the weather is poor and your home is nice and cozy, but most of the time when you don’t feel like going out you are going to have a great time once you leave your comfort zone.
4. Consider joining local clubs for things that you are interested in. This is a really great way to meet new people who have similar interests to you. Joining these kinds of groups gets you out of the house, out of your shell and out socializing at least once per week.
5. Be persistent, but not creepy. If you get someone’s contact information, try contacting them several times and trying to make plans with them. If they decline the first time, try again, but don’t call them several times a day or even several times per week. If you have given people your contact information and they have not contacted you, don’t take it personally, some people are quite laid back and since they don’t quite know you yet they may not take your personal feelings into account. They may not have realized that you were hoping to hear from them within a certain time frame, so don’t be afraid to call them back and let them know that you would like to get together and hang out with them.