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How to make friends in college?
August 26, 2013
6:07 pm
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Simple question that I'm sure has been asked a million times. But I guess none of those have worked for me so I guess I'm looking for more individual help here. I am a college freshmen attending a fair sized public university (14,000ish students). I came for orientation, talked to some people, no luck. Move in day came around, turned out I was given a single room (even though I did not request one) I guess its nice, but that might be part of the problem. I have also attended a few events before classes have started, again, a few convos. but no luck there either. Classes have just started, and most of mine are 200+ people so I don't see myself making many friends easlily in classes either. I know from the past that academics have never been the best areas for making friends for me, and I am a natural introvert that is pretty geeky I guess (anime, gaming, some sports etc.) but I still enjoy the company of other people, even more so if we have stuff in common (I wear often wear shirts with stuff I like hopinh to start a convo...nothing). Even if I am kinda shy, I can hold up a conversation but those just don't seem to get me anywhere. I know it's the first week, but everyone else seems to have people to talk to. Heck I can't even get this tomboy girl's attention or any other females for that matter, let alone those of my same gender. Guess I don't know where to turn...I'm fine on my own but, I'd like some good friends like I had in highschool. I know clubs and stuff are good options, but none of those start for like a month and that will be too long. I sit alone at lunch...classes...dorm life...it's gotten annoying and I guess I'd like some good advice or tips. No criticism crap or people telling me to change my image though cause that's not an option. Thanks in advance.

September 16, 2013
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Might want to speak to a counselor on campus who would be an expert on this issue. I don't want to say anything in fear of being accused of criticizing you, giving you crap or telling you what to do.

October 9, 2013
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Just be yourself and people will start to appreciate who you are and for sure genuine friends will just come along the way.

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