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Cats And Dogs Reveal The Secrets Of Making Friends

Meeting people can be "ruff," but in the end it always works out "purrfectly".

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Making new friends can be intimidating, but with a little bit of help anyone can do it.

First, don't be afraid to introduce yourself.

Oftentimes everyone is just as intimidated as you are. By introducing yourself first, you've already broken the ice.
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Oftentimes everyone is just as intimidated as you are. By introducing yourself first, you've already broken the ice.

When meeting someone new offer a firm handshake.

Or if your a hugger, go in for the hug.

Eye contact is key when making new friends.

It let's them know you are interested in what they have to say.
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It let's them know you are interested in what they have to say.

It's always a good idea to have a few conversation starters ready.

"How's the view from up there?"
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"How's the view from up there?"

Just make sure they're appropriate.

Better to stay away from anything too personal when first meeting new people.
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Better to stay away from anything too personal when first meeting new people.

If you run out of things to say, don't panic.

Instead, bring up mutual interests.

"So how do you find dog food?"
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"So how do you find dog food?"

Or mutual friends.

"Dog, do you know kitten?"
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"Dog, do you know kitten?"

After establishing some common ground, initiate a group hangout.

Stick with something light and fun. Invite them to bring their friends along too, that way they won't feel so intimidated joining in.
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Stick with something light and fun. Invite them to bring their friends along too, that way they won't feel so intimidated joining in.

After you've hung out in a group a few times, feel free to start hanging out on your own. You could go to a baseball game.

Or grab drinks after work.

The possibilities are endless.
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The possibilities are endless.

Now that you're becoming better friends, let loose a little.

Joking around is an easy way to feel closer as friends.

Pretty soon you'll start to feel like great pals.

Eventually you'll wonder how you made you made it through life before you met each other.

So if you're worried about making new friends...

Don't sweat it.

Bestfriendship is just a few awkward hangouts away.

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