(Closed) How do you get to know people?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Try a board game.  Board games can sometime get people out of their element. Have board game night with wine and snacks.  Even if they don’t seem the board game type just try it.  I have seen some of the snobbiest people let loose on a good board game.  If not a board game then try something interactive like bowling

Post # 5
4335 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry to hear that! 🙁 

That is a HUGE pet peeve of mine…when people are so rude that they are caught in their own world and don’t care about other people enough to even attempt to get to know them! Getting to know people takes time AND effort! Sometimes, you meet a friend and you totally just click right away, but with most people, someone has to make the effort, whether consciously or not. So yes, I have met people like this before, and they drive me crazy…so, if they are like what I’m imagining, then I would say you’re better off not being friends at all with them! Ha, but, obviously it sounds like that’s not really an option, and it is a good thing that at least *you* are working at it. I do like the game idea…maybe even one of those goofy games that really gets people out of their comfort zone, by making them sing or act or whatever?

Post # 6
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe they’re shy? As a shy person, I can relate with them honestly. Yes it can be like pulling teeth but I swear we don’t mean to be rude. We just feel awkward and never know the right thing to say until we finally feel more comfortable. 

Post # 7
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@techie: This.  I commented on the other thread, but techie put it much better than I did.

Post # 9
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@techie: Seconded, I’m like this as well. It’ll take some time to develop a rapport but it’ll be worth it to have an open dialogue with the people closest to your Fiance.

ETA:  And alcohol. I don’t drink much but I make an effort to drink a bit when I have to get to know someone that is important to Fiance or at military functions where I’m expected to socialize a bit. It greases the gears.

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