How to Meet New Friends over Social network

Meet New Friends

We live in a truly connected world. You’re going to find that a lot of times, the people you engage with on a day-to-day basis have come to your life as a direct result of technology and most importantly, social media. There is a whole ton of social media networks out there, and whichever you end up choosing, chances are that you will emerge on the other side with great experiences. Not everyone you meet online is going to be a definite candidate for a friend or even lover, but if you play your cards right, then you are never going to regret it for the rest of your life.
How to handle the people you meet on social networks.

Be polite all the time with your friends

You are looking to make an impression, so you have to keep it really polite and semi-formal. You do not want the other party to come off the conversation thinking, ’Oh God, what a jerk!’ Do not address the other person by their first names or monikers if possible.

Do not act too familiar in the first few conversations.

When you meet people, there is always going to be a bit of formality in your exchanges. You do not need to come out of the blocks asking about deeply private issues; otherwise you are going to spook someone who could have otherwise become a pretty good friend. Stay on the fringes of a good conversation to create anticipation for what is going to come next. This is not to say that you should not get a little cosy around each other; you can even get a little flirty but always know when and where to draw the lines.

How to convert stranger on social media into friends

This is a delicate process. A very small amount of the people you meet online actually end up being your friends, and the reason could be that you are simply never bothered to take it further. Here is how you can make sure that the flame doesn’t die;

Follow up on conversations

Most times, the first conversation is never followed by a second one, and your contact becomes a dud. This is really sad, because you never know what that could have led to had it been pursued further. Keep in touch and exchange niceties with your contacts whenever you can.

Look out for shared interests

To make friends, you need to identify people who roll like you do. Always look at your contacts’ profiles to establish shared hobbies such as reading, movies, photography or whatever. If you are not sure about what they like, ask them directly. You are not going to bond if you have nothing in common.

Always be yourself

Keep in mind that someday, you are going to meet your friend away from the comfort of the keyboard. You therefore need to make sure that whoever they meet is the real deal; there is always a sense of disappointment when the persona you knew from social media turns up and you can’t really relate because you had conjured a starkly different image.