Ask them to check “yes” or “no” under the question “will you go out with me? For example, send the person an email asking them to lunch or a coffee date next week, and follow up afterward to say you had a good time.
It might sound superficial, but the next time you go to a party, tell yourself you want to leave with three new friends (or maybe even just one).
Some scientists argue that humans are inherently social creatures, wired to benefit from close relationships with family, romantic partners, and of course, friends.
Other research suggests a network of close friends can reduce stress and promote good health and longevity.
As hurtful as their seeming lack of interest might be, try to cut your old pals some slack.
That way, you’ll be more open to meeting people and starting in-depth conversations instead of just smiling at the person ahead of you in line for the bathroom. We’re including smiling on this list because it’s a more powerful tactic for making connections than you might believe.