How to Meet the Perfect New People For You | Shreveport, La
Hello there Magnolia's! Today we have a guest blog post (first guest blogger for MGP!) from an awesome friend of mine, Mary! She is just an amazing person and so much fun! Today she is going to talk to you about making friends and how to do so perfectly.
Our area has an influx of new people regularly due to the medical community and Barksdale Air Force Base. I meet new people in one of these two communities all the time and they always say how hard it is to find 'their people' if you will. Like finding their lobster in friend form.
Shreveport-Bossier loves our air force community and medical community so that sucks to hear. I wanted to find a way to help and thanks to Mary I finally found it!
She taught me this trick recently and it has basically changed my life. It is a way to meet the kind of people that you will like and whom will like you back. Which is incredibly valuable if you ask me! I mean, she met her husband doing this.
Meeting Newbies Can Be Scary!
Are you looking for new friends...hmmmm? I am always looking for new people. As a Realtor, my career would never flourish if I didn’t meet new people! I know what you're thinking, “oh, it's easy for you to meet new people” but its not! I am nervous, I turn red in the face and sweat like a ran a marathon but sometimes you gotta suck it up and do it!
So... I made a plan to go to every event that looked interesting to me. I had a strategy and it was working. Think about what kind of friends are lacking in your life? Looking for chill friends or gals to go have drinks with? We are out there, trust me, we all want the same thing. Compatibility.
Are you scared or shy? How do I even start a convo with a stranger, you ask. Target, aim and fire! Search online for events that are going on in your town. I use an app called “Meetups”. It allows you to join groups that you're interested in with fellow friend searchers like you. There are many events to get involved with in Shreveport/Bossier!
Okay, you’ve done it, you've joined the free “Meetups” app , you get dressed up and you go to the event! You walk into a room with 30 people! Holy shiitake mushrooms, the odds are in your favor of meeting at least 2 gals that could potentially be chill buddies and possibly 2 gals to throw down with you for girls night out!
So...talking to a stranger...what do I do? This has always worked for me, so I would suggest to give it a shot! First, I scan the room for someone that is either similar to my style and mannerisms OR I look for someone who is WAY different than I am. So.. what do you do? Order yourself a water or beverage and start targeting. Look for someone who has a smile, laughing, or seems like your type of friend, walk over and compliment her with something you like; necklace, shirt, etc. BOOM JUICE, there is your ice breaker! Introduce yourself, even if they are talking to someone and a new convo has been created! Think about this, every person in that room has attended the same event in hopes to meet new people! So go…. Meet….enjoy their company and if you find a bond, add them on Facebook while you're there and boom… new friendships blossom.