Learn how to start talking to strangers without being awkward about it.
Your journey to become a small talking friend-making expert starts here.
The first thing to keep in mind that this social skill isn't static. It can be trained and improved.
A great way to train the skill of approaching strangers is to talk to strangers online. A chat online between two strangers can be easier – it's all about the text messages and not eye contact, body language and so on. To focus on purely one thing makes it feel less awkward.
I bet you remember that day when you started to talk to a stranger and it made your day. Some of us have the gift that makes talking to strangers the most natural thing in the world (which it is!). Others just need a little bit of practice.
In most cases, talking to strangers will make you will feel more alive and happy. Loneliness is a known risk factor: it can shorten your life.Studies show that people are happier when they have more social interactions:
"...we are happier when being social, interacting with people we know and like, and having more in-depth conversations in which we disclose more."
Try to make eye contact and smile. A friendly expression signals that you are open to connect with other people.
Ask questions to the stranger you are talking to. Let them know that you want to get to know them.
Try to find commonalities between you and the stranger you are talking to. Why are you at the same place? Do you have any mutual friends?
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During a pandemic, people ought to stay inside and meet as few other people as possible. So, what now? Well, remember that even though online can't replace real life, online is safe, even during a pandemic.
We are all Internet friends here. Do your best to make the stranger you talk to feel as great as possible.Talk to Strangers
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A common feeling when you go to a bar or a club is that there are more men than women. According to OurWorldInData.org, the 'natural' sex ratio at birth is around 105 boys per 100 girls.
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