Making friends when you (basically) have none
April 3, 2007 10:06 PM Subscribe
How do you make new friends, when you have no circle of friends?
posted by scarlet to human relations (22 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past year, I've basically lost my circle of friends (graduation, moving, whathaveyou). Right now, I'd say I have about two close friends, and some scattered people-I-kinda-know around town.
Lately I've met some interesting people here and there, but I have no idea how to parlay these new acquaintances into friends. In the past, I'd just invite some friends over, and invite the new person, too. Now, without a circle of friends, it just seems too awkward to say, "hey, want to come over and hang out with me and ... myself?"
So, is there a good way to make friends, one at a time? Is there something that two people, who are acquainted but not yet "friends," could go do as a party of two? Or should you always take great pains to invite someone along, even if you don't know the someone very well, either?