Parties are more fun when you’re out with your friends, but they won’t always be interested in going with you. So instead of looking on awkwardly while everyone else has the time of their lives with their squad, try these helpful tips.
You’d feel more confident approaching people when you look like a bag of money. They might even come to you instead because, who can resist a bad bitch? Nobody.
We know this might sound corny, but it works. You can’t be squeezing your face like you’re about to fight someone and expect people to talk to you.
This is the easiest way to do a vibe check. We’re not saying walk up to someone and start quizzing them o. The question could be as simple as where they got their drink or what part of the event they’re looking forward to. Wait for their responses to see how you can make further conversation.
Try the friendship corner at Z! Fest
Think of speed dating but for friends. You’d have a little time to feel each other’s vibe. And you’ll feel less pressured to carry the entire conversation because they’re as interested in making new friends as you are. Plus, we know we said friendship, but who knows, you might also meet the love of your life at Z! Fest.
Participate in many fun activities
You’re there to have fun, right? Being alone shouldn’t stop that. If you see a group of people playing a game, ask if you could join in. In no time, you’d be laughing and teasing each other.
Go to the sitting areas
It might be harder for you to make friends when everyone’s already in full-party mode. Look out for the sitting areas, and try to start conversations while the person is still relaxed and might be interested in a bit of chit-chat. Again, read the room. Don’t force a conversation on someone who wants to be left alone.
Don’t be stingy with your compliments
If you see someone who looks good, let them know. Don’t give a generic compliment like “You look good”, please. Are they supposed to look bad before? Find something specific you like. Is it their shoes, bag or the way they accessorised? You can then proceed to make small talk.
Scout the area
Since you went alone to the party, the chances you’ll find someone else who did are high. So look around, and you’ll find them in no time.
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