Making New Friends
Consider how each person interacts with you on an emotional or practical level.
Supportive friendships and relationships are good for you. Research has shown that people are more likely to feel well, and less likely to have mental and physical problems if they are in loving relationships.
Widen Your Interests
New friendships mean new interests – in people, cultures, opinions, experiences, or hobbies. You might meet someone who suggests you join their evening class or book club; they might invite you on an activity holiday, or encourage you to pursue a shared interest you have not, so far, had the courage, energy, ...