How to make friends?
September 9, 2012 7:20 PM Subscribe
Angry and lost. I don't know where to find people to connect to. What can I do?
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune to Human Relations (35 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I've been feeling really frustrated about my situation. Lack of friends have seriously been affecting my life.
I'm 26 and I'm without a single friend. I've turned to craigslist personals, okcupid and internet sites to find someone to talk to or hang out. But I get completely ignored (which is odd because i'm just honestly looking for a friend). I'm not acting desperate either.
I find it really frustrating to go to interesting events or shows by myself. I do not know how to strike up a conversation with anyone. It feels like everyone has someone to talk to but me. I want to converse with another human being but it's so ridiculous that I can't find that anywhere. I recently met up with people who were looking for someone to play music with, and we met up a couple of times - they were nice people - and of a sudden they stop talking to me.
I understand keeping active, being positive but I'm really starting to lose it. I can't even work up the motivation to continue my art or music. I want to go out and experience actual meaningful conversations with people that don't end with awkward results and not hearing from them again. I feel like life is passing me by.
Why are people afraid to talk to me? Am I saying or doing something that's not right?
I'm sorry if I'm vague, but I'll provide any details if needed.