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How Do You Make New Friends As An Adult?

Meeting new people is hard, but the potential of an amazing friendship makes all the awkwardness worth it.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that making friends as an adult is hard, but that definitely doesn't mean people don't want to do it.

Achievable goals for 2019 - unfollow ppl who make you feel bad - cook one new recipe each week - make bed every day - be my friend - what was that last one - be my friend (forever)

In fact, for a lot of people (*raises hand*) meeting new people and making new friends is a major goal for 2019.

So, if you've successfully made new pals in the past, please tell us how you did it.

Maybe you've asked friends to introduce you to some of their friends.

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If your friend likes someone, there's a likely chance that you will too.

Or maybe you started hosting a monthly wine and cheese night, and encouraged people to bring like-minded people.

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Prefacing an invitation with "please bring someone you think would get along with our group" sets the tone for a lovely night of making new mates.

Maybe you became closer with an acquaintance by sharing an inside joke or opening up a little more than usual.

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Have you turned an office friend into a real-life friend this way?

Or maybe you made a friend while learning a new skill.

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Did you take a class or do a course and come away with more than a new skill and collection of poorly crafted ceramic goods?!

Whatever your friendship tip is, we want to know about it! Share your advice for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.