Making New Friends

There are many ways to make new friends. You can start by being friendly to other people. You can say “hello” and make eye contact. You can smile and ask them how they are doing or give them a compliment.

You can make new friends by going out into the community and doing activities that you enjoy. You can meet other people who also enjoy those activities as well. You have something in common to talk about and do together.

The more time you spend with someone getting to know them, the more friendly you will become.

You can meet new people who might become friends in many places such as:

  • Advocacy groups
  • Community centers
  • Sports and recreational teams
  • Coffee shops
  • Libraries
  • Religious or spiritual groups