6. Do you work with people that you get along well with? What about people that you go to school with? Often people that we see on a daily basis that we get along well with are the best choice for going out with to do social things. Take the time to get to know a few people and if you find that you get along well with them, don’t be afraid to make the first move and ask them to join you in an activity. Take the initiative and make the plans after you have extended the invites. People appreciate that you have thought of everything – for example, you make dinner plans with some friends and then make the reservation at a local popular restaurant, ensuring that your group will be able to count on a specific time and place.
Trying to make new friends can be frustrating at first, but once you have used the same methods a few times you will know exactly what works and what does not. Don’t give up, everyone is different and it just takes time to get to know people.