Meet New People and Make Friends in Portland
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Making new friends as an adult isn’t easy. It seems that everyone already has their friend group and they’re too busy to expand it. Simply meeting new people becomes increasingly rare. To make matters even worse, nowadays most people in Portland walking on the street or waiting in line have their headphones on, making it even more difficult for a serendipitous encounter to happen.
Luckily, making new friends doesn’t have to entail removing the headphones of strangers just to see if they’re good friendship material or not. Below is our simple 5 step process to meet new friends in Portland.
There are lots of people in Portland that are highly compatible with you and who are in the same situation. So don’t pretend to be someone you’re not just to meet new people. The friendship will be short-lived and you will regret wasting your time. Instead, focus on finding the right people.
When it comes to making friends in Portland, compatibility is the name of the game. The more compatible you are, the more likely it will be that a great friendship will emerge.
The quickest way to meet compatible people in Portland for free is to use an app like We3. After answering questions about yourself, the app will privately connect you with highly compatible people who share your traits, interests and goals.
It’s quite rare for one new person to fulfill all your social needs, so it’s important not to place those high expectations on every new person you meet. The key to make new friends in Portland is to segment your desired social life into the various activities you enjoy doing and see each new person as fulfilling one part of it.
Not only is it much easier to find people that share one of your interests, but it will be easier to get to know them in that context. If you’re lucky, the friendship will quickly grow to fill more parts of your life.
One of the challenges with making new friends in Portland is that it is far too easy for others to question your motives. When this happens, it’s common for the conversation to grind to a halt. Which is why it’s always preferable to get to know someone in a small group activity.
There’s also less pressure to contribute to the conversation, so you can relax, be yourself, and are less likely to dread an awkward silence. Three is the optimal number, because the conversation can’t split up into two or more separate exchanges.
The best way to make new friends is to meet new people in groups of 3.
Given that people are so different, generalizations can only get you so far. Nevertheless, here are a few common pitfalls that you might want to avoid:
Once you’ve formed your Tribes on We3, below are some great local places where you can all go.
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“We really hit it off and had so much to talk about. We love to eat out and that’s what we have been doing every time we get together – try one new place at a time!”