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Find your favorite cafe, bar, bookstore, restaurant, or place to listen to live music and see how it feels to become a regular.
Two big things happen when you’re alone: You’ll find that you’re more likely to talk to people and people are more likely to talk to you.
Nerds, geeks, dorks, and the like are special types of people, and it’s no longer an insult to call someone one of these names.
Harry Potter is my geeky passion of choice because, like millions of others, I’ve been a fan since I was a kid.
It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.
Yes, randoms who think it’s OK to talk to you when you’re clearly deep into tweeting something about your coffee can be really annoying, but sometimes when you give strangers the opportunity to talk to you, they can actually be cool.
(But you’ve seen hundreds of rom-coms, so you know that.)Of course, you need to be safe and should never feel harassed— but sometimes, rape culture has made us believe we're always in danger, when in reality, we might actually sometimes enjoy the thrill of talking to a stranger.
Once upon a time, in an age before the Internet, the only way to meet people was to leave your apartment and interact with humanity.
I know it’s a scary thought — leaving your couch, taking off your sweatpants, putting your Netflix binging on pause, and going out to meet people — but that’s just how the world worked.When you’re with your friends it can be intimidating for someone to come up to you, but when you roll solo it’s easier for someone who might want to get to know you to make their move. If you're shy about going out alone, bring a book or a journal at first, and take small steps to get comfortable with the feeling.