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How do I temporarily go through life without friends?

How do I cope with daily life without any friends? I feel like my latest attempts at making friends is going nowhere.. [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Social Media Monitoring

Please reccomend Social Media Monitoring software or services. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jul 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Why am I always uncomfortable around people?

Why am I always uncomfortable around people? What the hell is wrong with me, mentally? *Warning* LONG LONG LONG READ, but probably interesting?* [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2012 - 25 answers

How to be more social ???

Any tips on being more social ? Lately, I have noticed that I am becoming more and more intraverted, whenever an activity comes up where other people I know will be there , I automatically start thinking of the reasons why it's not worth going or how it might go wrong. I don't like this new frame of mind , but at the same time I never feel bored or anxious to do anything else when Im by myself , or with my gf. Any tips on changing my intraverted ways ??
posted by sea turtle on Jul 9, 2012 - 9 answers

I'm always the last to know about get-togethers with my friends

I've noticed lately that some new friends I've met last year via a social anxiety meetup group make plans for getting together amongst themselves and then inform me at the last minute, after all the plans have been made. This bothers me and I don't know why it's happening. Any insights on what I could do to handle it without sounding like a whiny child? [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Jul 4, 2012 - 23 answers

Book suggestions on social skills and networking.

Hello Mefites, I'd like some suggestions for books on social skills and networking in order to get ahead professionally(and also on the personal front). Books with a Kindle edition would be a bonus. Thanks a lot!
posted by synapse2512 on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I interact with an adult who may have Asperger's in a way that makes them feel comfortable?

How do I interact with an adult brother of my girlfriend I am meeting for the first time... who may have Asperger's/autism spectrum...... in a way that makes them feel comfortable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 - 18 answers

Should I date now, or wait until some life improvements I'm working on come to fruition?

For the first time in my life, I feel confident enough to start dating. Thing is, my life situation isn't great at the moment, but should hopefully be better in the next 3-6 months. Should I actually start, or hold off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2012 - 23 answers

Looking for non-religious volunteer work in the Pittsburgh area

What kinds of volunteer work could I do that might give opportunities to get to know others, particularly in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

What's the best situation for my sensitive kid?

My 8 year old daughter is a highly sensitive introvert who needs social skills. What kind of atmosphere or school or activities would benefit her? [more inside]
posted by biscuits on May 26, 2012 - 44 answers

That quiet guy at work...

My introversion is causing some friction in the workplace. How do I address it? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on May 16, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I fix my social reputation at work?

What would you suggest for improved social skills, fitting in, decreased awkwardness, and undoing a reputation for being annoying at work? I'd especially love help for nerds with social anxiety who need to fit in with mainstreamy socialite sorts of people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 20 answers

This won't end well and it's really not helping anyone

I believe that my parents are about to make a terrible financial mistake by purchasing a house for my sister. When I bring up my objections, they assume it is because I am jealous and they get defensive. How can I express my concerns in a way in which they will listen, and not just brush my concerns off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2012 - 33 answers

Help a loner rejoin the herd!

How do I integrate myself into a social circle when I don't have a social circle? [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Apr 26, 2012 - 36 answers

Help a high school junior get a social life

I am a high school junior who is growing unsatisfied with his social life. How can I meet people outside of school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2012 - 20 answers

Why am I such a poor conversationalist, and how to improve?

Why do I repeat myself instead of explaining or describing what I mean in real-life conversation? When people have acknowledged my statement, why do I keep going with it at all, much less repeat almost the exact same phrasing? Why do I have so much trouble maintaining continuity in a topic? I am a dreadful conversationalist- this must be really irritating to others, but half the time I don't even realize that I'm doing it. How can I stop? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Apr 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Cinderella goes to the ball...

Ritzy-ditzy gala, need a dress [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Apr 11, 2012 - 24 answers

Auto-aggregating homepage?

I have a Wordpress blog as my "homepage". I barely use it, because it has been almost entirely supplanted by Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. However I still have a need for a homepage, if only to have somewhere to quickly point people to the aforementioned external services, and maybe a place to stick a link to my Amazon wish list, for example. Is there a service which will auto-agregate content from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. and create a nice friendly page to show technophobic family members? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Senior home in India

How to start an old age home for seniors in India? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Apr 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Do people prone to depression and similar illnesses tend to (unwittingly?) form social groups together?

Do people prone to depression and similar illnesses tend to (unwittingly?) form social groups together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it?

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

You "like" this but what do you really think?

Are email lists for group discussion dead? If you were starting a new group -- for networking or to talk about a local issue -- what would you use to bring people together online? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Mar 27, 2012 - 15 answers

One sided friendship, or poor social skills?

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if a new friendship is one sided and should be tossed, or if I'm just not presenting myself well. [more inside]
posted by Zapak on Mar 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Tips for living with someone who has a chronic illness?

Tips for living with someone who has a chronic, serious illness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 19 answers

What are some ways to drive traffic to my company's Google+ page?

What are the best ways to promote my Google+ Page as a moderate size CPG business? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Mar 9, 2012 - 1 answer

Wait, who ISN'T married in Philly?

I like my job, I love my life, and I have awesome friends, all here in Philly. But being literally the only person I know without a long-term relationship isn't good for my sanity. Where ARE all the single people, anyway? [more inside]
posted by "Sock puppet" is outdated and insulting on Mar 7, 2012 - 21 answers

How to cope with feeling "outside" company

How to cope with feeling "outside" company [more inside]
posted by Lotsofcoffee on Mar 7, 2012 - 33 answers

How to bail on plans made with a new acquaintance who has my real number?

So I got picked up while visiting a friend in a different city, and I made myself seem available but I have a boyfriend and have a lot of other things on my plate. How do I get out of following up? [more inside]
posted by maykasahara on Mar 2, 2012 - 15 answers

I have run out of business as I'm about to fly to SxSw? How can I cleverly share my contact info?

Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Mar 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Not quite a blind date, but close enough

High School-esque Drama Filter! My friend recently told me that a friend of hers is interested in me. With my consent, she's arranged a group dinner on Friday and invited both of us along. There's no reason that this thing should faze me, but the amount of freaking out I'm doing right now is ridiculous. Help me calm down before I cancel out of sheer panic! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Popular social bookmarks by topic in the post-delicious age?

Is it still possible to discover popular social bookmarks by topic in the post-delicious age? [more inside]
posted by mateja on Feb 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Meeting new people: I feel like some (women) see me as a child

Meeting a new person; why do I get so frustrated [more inside]
posted by Lotsofcoffee on Feb 28, 2012 - 27 answers

Advice for an about to be graduate in CS (iOS experience)

What is the best place to go for a new computer science graduate in mobile development? General advice? [more inside]
posted by nathanm on Feb 28, 2012 - 4 answers

What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant?

What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant? [more inside]
posted by libertypie on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Awkward job referral situation.

A friend of mine was looking for a job. I knew that the company I work for was looking for someone in his field, so I offered to forward on his resumé to a recruiter and some of my contacts. What do I do if he doesn't get hired? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Feb 27, 2012 - 16 answers

What social network lifestream sharing and web marketing philosophy do you recommend for a freelancer?

What social network lifestream sharing and web marketing philosophy do you recommend for a freelancer? [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Feb 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Unpin me from Pinterest!

Knew it, shouldn't have indulged in the whim of this "pinterest" nonsense. I click "unlink" for Facebook, save, nothing happens. I get redirected to the main page, facebook photo and friendlinks intact. I get so frustrated I choose "delete account"....again, nothing happens. Redirected back to my main page, self's facebook photo serenely mocking me. [more inside]
posted by keasby on Feb 11, 2012 - 6 answers

When Momm's Not Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy

Help us help my mom make friends, find a social outlet and generally find some joy around Dallas, TX. [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Feb 2, 2012 - 16 answers

My mental health is failing

Mental Health: I don't feel very good, mentally. And after taking some online mental health "tests" I wonder if I should do anything about it. Am I really as bad as the tests say that I am? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Feb 1, 2012 - 21 answers

The Mystery of the Three Degrees

If I have three similar masters degrees, how do I list them all? Clever or funny ideas appreciated. [more inside]
posted by danteGideon on Jan 30, 2012 - 21 answers

I seem to have Online Reverse Midas Touch Syndrome. Anyone know of a cure?

I seem to have Online Reverse Midas Touch Syndrome. Anyone know of a cure? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Jan 30, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I stop sipping?

When I get nervous in social situations, I feel the need to have something to sip on. If it's an alcoholic beverage, I can get over-inebriated. If it's non-alcoholic, I have to make constant trips to the bathroom. I need to break this habit or make it manageable. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jan 18, 2012 - 28 answers

How to become a mechanic? With SA?

How does a person become a mechanic, ideally, and is this line of work compatible with social anxiety? [more inside]
posted by MrFish on Jan 16, 2012 - 27 answers

how to form a group of girlfriends at age 30?

How can I form a group of close, lifelong girlfriends when I'm almost 30? [more inside]
posted by sunrisecoffee on Jan 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Do I lack social skills?

I think I'm doing fine, but my friends tell me I'm not. [more inside]
posted by Lotsofcoffee on Jan 14, 2012 - 35 answers

How to handle comments like "You look down..." or "Is everything ok?

How to handle comments like "You look down..." or "Is everything ok? [more inside]
posted by LeanGreen on Jan 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Help an ENTP narrow down their career path choices....

In the last couple months I've come to realize that I am not alone. My personality is my problem and it is what has made this post-college thing so hard on me. ENTPs are sort of visionaries who can be the best and innovate and succeed at anything we put our heart to but we get bored very easily if we aren't socially, creatively satisfied and doing some "analysis" or "innovation" or "problem solving". We also don't take well to being "told what to do". (Sort of like a cross between Steve Jobs (visionary, creative, secretly self-obsessed) Calvin (from the comic), Jack Sparrow, The Joker, and Wile E. Coyote. ) [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jan 9, 2012 - 69 answers

Relocating from NYC all by myself and scared. Anyone have any experience/advice?

Relocating from NYC all by myself and scared. Anyone have any experience/advice? [more inside]
posted by brighteyes7 on Jan 7, 2012 - 21 answers

not quite undergrad, not quite grad, but feeling a research binge

How do I turn my current (quite positive) experience with community work into (a) anthropological research pre-grad or (b) non-fiction writing? Or, how do you conduct research outside of the academy? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Dec 21, 2011 - 5 answers

how do you take a compliment?

how do you take a compliment? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Dec 15, 2011 - 43 answers

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