While online dating used to be considered an odd way of meeting people, it seems like the script has flipped: I was recently at lunch with a group of women, when one mentioned that she and her wife had met offline.
People have a hard time meeting friends in real life, too. Ahead, Harwick breaks down the ways to improve your face-to-face social skills.
So look up! You may be surprised to find that they continue the conversation, leaving you with little to do but follow along.
Chances are if you and your friend share some common interests, their pals also share some of those same interests. So put your network to work.
And then be a good friend and return the favor. You know that bar you go to every Thursday night for trivia, hoping against hope that someone new and exciting will come in and totally change your life?
Yeah — the chances of that happening are pretty slim. The bartender knows your name.
So branch out. Hit up a bar with karaoke, or try that new cocktail joint down the street.
But instead of Michelle Obama arms, you could wind up with a new friend or new significant other. Or at the very least, a new go-to ot and a new skill.
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