Creating and building a lasting, long-term friendship takes skill, effort, and time but it can be the one of the most rewarding things in life. Having someone you can count on, truly connect with, have hours’ worth of deep conversations with, and just effortless spend time with is like nothing else.
In reality, good friends help us understand who we really are and they bring out the best in us.
Although, sometimes it’s not always easy keeping and maintaining relationships. Here are some tips on helping you create and cultivate long-lasting friendships:
Make sure you get out in the world. Y’all can’t meet anyone new being a strict homebody. There’s no one hiding in your cupboard you can befriend… well, at least we hope not. Get out in the world and find new friends who you connect with.
Be open to new experiences. Don’t hide yourself and say no to things that scare you. Say “yes!” to it all and be open to trying new activities. One of the best ways to build a bond with someone else is trying something new together.
Positivity is key. Always remember that optimism is infectious. If you’re consistently excited about trying something new or meeting others, it’ll spread to those around you and overall, the entire situation or experience will be better!
Focus on others, not yourself. Truly connecting with someone means you’ll ask about them and show an interest in their life. By asking about their feelings, experiences, opinions, and thoughts, it means that you’re really invested in getting to know them. You’re going to make far more lasting relationships by showing interest rather than trying to get people interested in you!
Don’t be selfish. Being honest, no one enjoys having a selfish friend around who always and only thinks about themselves. Friends want someone that’ll look out for them and take their feelings into account.
Disconnect from connecting. When getting together with friends, make sure to disconnect and put down your phone so you can connect to who you’re spending time with. No one wants to hang out with someone who’s constantly talking to others on their cell phone, rather than talking to the person who’s sitting right in front of them.
Be forgiving. Remember that no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Not one friendship develops ever so smooth; there will be bumps in the road and one – or both – of you will end up doing something that will make the other unhappy. The key is forgiving and moving on so a great friendship can continue to grow.
So, while it’s up to you to create and cultivate a lasting relationship, Friender makes it easy to meet new people. Download it today and start connecting.