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TogoldorMandar's avatar

Whats the best way to become friends with strangers?

Asked by TogoldorMandar (539points) October 25th, 2010

Like you meet someone on the street or on Facebook or anywhere else.

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janbb's avatar

Make a friend what?

tranquilsea's avatar

Oh @janbb that was cheeky. LOL

The best thing you can do is talk to them. If they are from a whole other world from you then you have lots to find out and talk about.

People who share everything in common can get boring (not always but sometimes).

Edited to add laughter.

janbb's avatar

@tranquilsea I really did want more details….

tranquilsea's avatar

@janbb I meant to add a lol after. Wait…I still can!

cobalttinor's avatar

I personally think the best way to become friends with strangers

#1, is having at least one thing in common to get you interested in each other, then
#2 is questions and answers; in other words getting to know each other, and what you think as opposed to what you do.
Then #3, I would say is simply time, anything immediate I’ve pretty much found to be unstable and shallow.

meagan's avatar

“Hello”.

weeveeship's avatar

All our friends were strangers once.

1. Introduce yourself
2. Talk about something general (e.g. about the weather, about class if you are a student, about current events)
3. Hear what the other person has to say and try to hold a conversation

After that, you just want to keep interacting with the person: chatting, hanging out, going to places together, having lunch together, etc.

starsofeight's avatar

End the strangeness.

mattbrowne's avatar

Be nice to folks on Fluther.

Broken_EarthAngel's avatar

Don’t try too hard, you cant get to know someone without asking questions, remain calm, but ALWAYS be careful, you never know just WHO your talking too, be very selective and don’t let your guard down!!

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