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Whatever is going on in your life right now, you are still going to need friends by your side. With development in technology, making friends on communication platforms like Livebeam has become normal to people who visit social media more often. Social media has generally become a part of our lives and most of us tend to spend a significant amount of time meeting new people and sharing ideas or knowledge. It is for this reason that it is a good idea to learn how to make friends online.
🤔 Where Can You Meet New Friends Online?
Making new friends online is not so different from making friends in real life. Making friends in real life requires that you take part in activities within your community, in the same way making friends online may require you to join groups or pages with people who have the same interest as you do. For example, most people who join a social platform like Livebeam, do so to make new friends with the same interests, ideas or preferences.
Some of the places you can expect to make friends online include:
Depending on your hobbies and interests, you can search for platforms online to find people you can match with. Once you find your match, you can connect with them and set up meetings. If, for example, you like drawing, you can find people who draw on Livebeam or Facebook and set up a meeting to talk about your passion and even share some drawings with each other.
Online classes are one of the places where you can also find friends. You can create an online group with students from your online class or join an existing group to meet new acquaintances. The study groups will not only have people who want to learn and score better marks, but you will also find people with unique hobbies or those who just want to share feelings and ideas. Generally, you may end up finding someone with the same goals, hobbies or interest as you and start a friendship.
Do The Things You Love
You don’t necessarily need a tag saying, “I am looking for friends”. You can still find friends doing the things you enjoy. For instance, if you like telling stories, you can join a stream on a platform such as Livebeam, and get to know someone with the same interest unexpectedly. You can also go online and find activities and events you are interested in such as gym classes and join.
🗣 Don’t Hesitate To Start Conversations Online!
Once you have established a social site to connect with new friends, the next step is to reach out and make plans. Most people struggle here since reaching out to new people can feel less personal. You don’t want to come out as a weird and creepy person while contacting new people online, so here are some ideas on how to start a new conversation:
Begin Conversations That Lead To Meeting Up
When you join social media sites like Livebeam, start being active in conversations or in streams. Comment or like what other people are sharing or posting. People will start to recognize you when you do this, in the same way you’ll also start to recognize the people who are active in chatting or posting on their page. There are people who are going to reach out to you first, but you can also start creating connections with them by initiating the conversation.
Send A Direct Message to Someone You’d Want To Know
On social media sites like Livebeam and Facebook, users usually create their profiles, so you will need to scroll through them to find someone you want to be friends with based on their interests or hobbies. Once you have settled on who you want to be friends with, you can send them a direct message. Your first message could be sharing something similar to what they have shared or liked. You can also just support or comment on something they have shared online. After that you can let the conversation unfold naturally.
Ask Questions That Make Conversations Flow
The best way to keep people talking is to ask questions. Most people who like to engage in conversations will ask questions if they are interested. Asking questions will let you know if they are keen on talking to you and if it is worth continuing to talk to them.
🫂 Tips You Can Use To Make New Friends Online
Now that you are aware of where to meet new friends online, you need to know how to communicate and make conversations interesting with your new online friends. Mastering the art of communication will help you create good looking profiles and maintain interesting conversations.
Here are the 4 tips you can use:
Avoid messaging multiple times, especially if you are not getting any response back. Doing this may make people pull back and avoid you. Consider going with the natural flow of conversations and be patient.
Keep The Conversation Flowing
As we mentioned already, you can keep conversation flowing by asking questions. You also need to be sincere when you ask questions.
Instead of asking generic questions, such as “What do you do for work?” You want to ask questions about their passions and reasons why they are doing that type of work.
Decide Who To Contact Online
On a platform like Livebeam for example, you have a ton of options of whom to contact. There are thousands of users on the platform already, and you can find the ones with similar interests to you. It is not easy to contact everyone, so you will need to search and choose the specific matches you want to contact.
Making friends online is not hard especially now that we’ve given you some ideas on what to do. We want to emphasize that making friends whether online or in real life can come naturally when you engage yourself in activities you enjoy or love the most. Also, avoid going mute on one another by asking questions in between conversations. If you are not getting a response even after asking questions, this may be a sign that the other person is not interested. What you should not do in this scenario is to send multiple messages, be patient and keep searching till you find that person you feel will make a great friend.