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11 Totally Foolproof Ways To Make A Good First Impression

Make a Fresh Connection with Mentos Gum.

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6. Do make an effort to make them feel less awkward.

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Making eye contact is great, but it's like microwaving popcorn. If you do it for too long, smoke starts to billow and the entire dorm is evacuated. Well, sort of.

8. Don't be afraid to talk about yourself.

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They can't like you if they don't know you. But maybe think about ditching the whole keeping your student ID on a lanyard you wear around your neck thing. It's too much.

10. Do an activity to break the ice.

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It's easier to let your guard down when you're focusing on something else. Invite them to grab a bite at the dining hall or chuck rocks or something and get that conversation flowing.

The only way to guarantee that you won't make a friend is to never make a first impression. Grab some Mentos Gum and make sure it's a good one.