Wanting to get out and meet more people.
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28 Oct 21 8:30 pm
I've been wanting to get out and start meeting new people, thought I would post this for anyone who has any suggestions. Looking for ideas of what to do mostly. Thank you in advance for any advice.
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28 Oct 21 9:03 pm
I know it sounds silly but first of all, look up YouTube videos on social skills. I realise how that sounds but I did something similar years ago and it really helped, I am capable of striking up a conversation with a random stranger. What sort of things do you like? Try to find active groups/clubs that fit that theme. Also, Goth nights! Are there any bars or places that run Goth theme events where you are? If so, go there and try to talk to people. Volunteer work is good too for various other reasons....is any of this helpful? : - )
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28 Oct 21 9:04 pm
Also....it's a bit ironic because though I'm aware of what it takes to socialise and meet people I've been doing the opposite lately. LOL My doctor suggests I go out and socialise.....but I really don't want to.
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28 Oct 21 9:06 pm
Thanks Karl it's helpful 8D, my job means I can't really do volunteering work. But everything else is really helpful.
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28 Oct 21 9:11 pm
It's hard when you really don't want to socialise I know from personal experience, but sometimes you got to push yourself. That's what I've been trying to do lately, hope you feel better soon.
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31 Oct 21 9:24 pm
Thank you Nathan_Ritchie. One of the reasons why I want to socialise less is because I've had a few too many random and negative experiences with people in the last few ears. Basically....trying to socialise with people is lke walking on thin ice. You don't now what's going to offend them and they might go off. 😢
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31 Oct 21 10:52 pm
I can understand that, it's one of the reasons I find it hard to socialise in the first place.
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01 Nov 21 10:57 pm
Nathan_Ritchie wrote:
I can understand that, it's one of the reasons I find it hard to socialise in the first place.

Yep, people are dicks. LOL This is an old quote - "The God's gave us two ears but only one mouth, so it is best we listen twice but speak once." Not sure where it originates from but something I find helps with socialising (and I try hard to practice) is to listen more to a person, don't talk as much but when you do try to get them to talk about what they like. If you can find something in common, even better! ; - )