Some friends are like seasons, they come and go. As people grow up and mature, friendships tend to do the same. Whether it be different interests or moving across the country, the cycle of dropping old friends and getting new ones is prevalent in today’s day and age. Although it can be painful to lose a friend, it can also be refreshing to find a new one with a different outlook on life to share.
Once you are done with the initial “meet and greet” stage of the friendship, it is time to get to know them a little better. Best way to do this? Talk to them about activities y’all could do together or ask them when they are free to hangout and just talk. This stage is all about getting to know the person better to see if you really want to invest more time in your new friendship.
Senior Caroline Gheen likes to break the ice by going to an event that and her new friend have in common.
“If I meet them at school then I would probably take them to a school event like a football game; somewhere where we could do something else if it gets awkward and other conversations could be started with a wide variety of people.” Gheen explained.
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