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how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 09:52 AM

So several of my friends went to uni this year. And before they went they got in contact with other people going, chatted away on facebook - asked to go to the same hall and have become great friends.

But i dont get it . I dont know how to make friends online. I ask the basics- how are you, what do you like, where do you live. Then the conversation kinda stops.

I'm petrified of going to uni not knowing anyone. And would really like some tips on how to make aquaintances BEFORE i go. Once i'm there i'm ok with joining groups and everything


   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 10:47 AM

i say forget trying to make friends online.
if ur personality is great in the real world and ur socializing is great then you'll be good at making friends pretty quick, your just nervous because ur friends already know people and became close. but if u wanna make friends online u have to learn how to open ur self to them even if ur a guy, friendship first begans with trust, then when the other person knows that u trust them with ur secrets then they will start to share there problems... trust me even if its kind of girlly!
   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 11:30 AM

Firstly, i'm a girl.

But i know making friends in real life is better. But i want to be able to get to know a few people first. Chat with the people i'll be sharing halls with. If everyone else gets in contact, i'll move in and be really left out.

EURGH i hate new starts


   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 01:14 PM

sry about that.
umm wellz it aint that bad to join a group of friends...
but yeah i understand been through that lol
yeah the best way to make friends is to chat with them and getting to know each other
   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 09:11 PM

HAHA! I made about 10 friends via Facebook when I was getting ready to leave for college... and I haven't met or talked with a single one of them since arriving. =P I honestly think it's better to just wait until you start going to lectures, then making friends with the people who are sitting nearby and have similar interests.

Will you be living on-campus? What you could try is making a Facebook group for whatever apartment complex you'll be living in... then hoping people from the university will find the group and join it. That's actually what I did for my second year on-campus... unfortunately, I didn't really keep in touch with those people, either. =P But who knows? It might be different for you.





   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 09:35 PM

Thanks Robin. Thats a good idea- i'll find a group when i've got my accomodation formed.

So, it's not normal for everyone to know eachother through facebook prior to uni? Cos thats how my friends were making it out to be


   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 2nd 2010, 09:46 PM

Nooooo! God no. Absolutely not. =P I mean, it's worth giving friendship via Facebook a shot, prior to becoming a student at the university... but it's kind of like transferring to a new high school, you know? If you're moving to a new town/city, and don't have any friends there, then you're expected to start from scratch.





   
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Re: how do i make friends? - May 3rd 2010, 01:46 AM

People in uni are generally more grown up and open. They wont exclude you for something you cant even figure out. Facebook/Myspace friendships... I never bothered, although once ur in the uni you might find people post a lot of invites and events and other stuff through those sites.


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