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21 Things That May Actually Help You Meet New People

Own the awkwardness.

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1. A pocket-sized blanket to share with someone new at an outdoor movie showing.

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2. A shirt that filters out the people you want to make friends with and those that you don't.

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3. A little BB-8 that'll introduce you to new friends when you take it out for walks.

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4. A mini Bluetooth speaker to catch someone's ears, then eyes, when you're out and about.

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5. A book that demystifies the ability to talk eloquently and intelligently.

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6. A really cute portable charger to share with someone who might need it at the airport (or dare I say it, the DMV).

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7. A polaroid-style camera to take cool pictures of potential friends at events (with their permission, of course).

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8. A red wine stain emergency kit to help a random person who could potentially turn into your BFF.

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9. A game that combines Pictionary and charades to get you comfortable socializing with everyone at the party.

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10. Floating lanterns to send an unorthodox message to a new pen pal.

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11. A bottle opener ring to help a person out when there's drinking involved.

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12. A wine tote purse that'll make you everyone's favorite buddy at the beach or the park (where alcohol is allowed).

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13. An intriguing watch to get others to notice you when they ask for the time.

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14. A towel that loudly states the benefits of hanging out with you.

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15. Almighty utensils that could be of use to the co-worker you've never talked to at lunch.

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16. A blue velvet cat cap that draws you closer to only the people you want to attract.

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17. A remix of the telephone game to entertain parties or strangers while waiting in a queue.

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18. An umbrella that invites other black sheep to your nest.

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19. A mini synthesizer to carry around with you and make tinkling music for an unexpected crowd.

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20. A coloring book that teaches you how to recreate iconic artworks in the hopes of incentivizing you to take an art class.

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21. A notepad to help you organize your social goals a little bit better.

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