I Want to Improve My Social Life

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    My social life stinks

    and needs majorly improving but where do i begin.... I finally have a job that i am quite content with in web development. I even have a weekend job working in a customer service environment although i am around people all the time i just dont have many invitations or messages...
    sunnyman01 sunnyman01
    31-35, M
    May 30, 2015

    I'm 6 months into being social

    and having friends. I'm still learning pretty much how to act, how to deal with friends, and how to deal with social situations. It's not my fault for this. My childhood held me back from being normal and learning all of that starting first grade. Everyone is expecting me to be...
    tortillarose tortillarose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2015

    I Have Social Anxiety

    I don't know how to start this off. But I am 16 about to turn 17. As a teenage girl I am truly struggling. I don't know where to begin. All my life I've never known how to communicate around unfamiliar people. Im always afraid to get judged. I have a very low self-esteem. Waking...
    Wishing4Chnge Wishing4Chnge
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

    Have Been Trying Forever But Not Actually Trying..

     I've always wanted to improve my social life. I've tried countless times by reading books about it, and it has helped, but not enough to the point to where I'm happy with it. I've realized that the only way to improve my social life is to go out there and be social, but its...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 24, 2009

    I miss my social life

    when I was younger. I was a fun person to go out with. I was into heavy metal, and went to different bars with my friends and drink, dance and play pool! Now my life is boring. I live away from home with no friends around. Which doesn't help when you have anxiety issues and...
    ladystang14 ladystang14
    41-45, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    I've started with volunteering

    and joining Uni clubs and societies. I've taken the first step to overcome my awkwardness and shyness.
    emiveritas emiveritas
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2014

    Lady In the Wall

    I'm not one of those young girls today that experiment their freedom by partying and all. I only go out when my boyfriend wants to go to the mall with me or when my family decides to roam around. aside from that, no more. I'm afraid I'm not sociable enough. i don't make friends...
    einjella einjella
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2008
    kaku1994 kaku1994
    22-25, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    I work far away from my family

    and i live with my friends in the housing ..the problem is that my friends sometimes try to make fun of me and laugh at me and i cannot respond.. I just keep silent and say nothing and i think this will affect my personality! So what is the right way to stop them ?
    Bokarrar Bokarrar
    22-25, M
    Nov 16, 2015

    Okay It's Me

    Okay, I'm home bound. Noticed people say this is an on and off thing- I'm not to fond of that idea. I have no social life and that has been pretty much my doing, so I think. Yeah, things have become routine and my perspective is narrow. Wow, it hasn't taken much to get me...
    45Hare 45Hare
    18-21, F
    Jan 12, 2012

    sometimes I Really Do! ...

    sometimes i really do! ya know, u know what i mean!
    volleyball16 volleyball16
    16-17, F
    Jul 8, 2008

    I live in Portsmouth Hampshire uk Was married

    for 26 years seperated now for 8 months and feel so alone sometimes
    william454561 william454561
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2014

    Starting to Improve

    As far back as I can remember, I've always been a quiet guy. Always felt out of place in social situations. Like I didn't belong. About a year ago I decided to take a plunge and start going out on friday nights for a few drinks with my friends and start going to more social...
    withoutaname withoutaname
    26-30, M
    Jul 14, 2008

    Having Difficulty Connecting

    I'm not sure why but latley I feel I am out of the 'circle' having difficulty connecting with people.  It could be my age & status (40 ish married with a 5 yr old).  Being social was never improtant to me in the past but now ...  I don't know how to go about...
    tinkerbelly tinkerbelly
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 11, 2007

    I Think It's Fine Right...

    I think it's fine right now, but who couldn't use an improvement!
    traderjoe traderjoe
    Jul 8, 2008

    What Social Life?

    "I'm a loner, Dottie...a rebel." I've never really had much of a social life.  I've always had just a handful of friends, but each of them were close.  I used to go to the clubs all the time when I was younger and party, making many acquaintances that I would...
    vampireheart vampireheart
    31-35, T
    Jul 15, 2008

    So Far So Good.

    i have been wanting a social life, and lately i have taken the steps to improve it. i am an honest and loyal person and i will tell you like it is. :) im not afraid to call someone my friend as long they treat me the way i wanna be treated. i have made a few friends and im really...
    taurus5390 taurus5390
    18-21, F
    Jun 8, 2010

    Haaalp im really bad at being around people i

    dont know well, i just cant talk very well
    Omnale Omnale
    22-25, M
    Jul 15, 2014

    I have been depressed

    for a long time and naturally lost the majority of my social connections. Now I am feeling much better, and i am on a half term break but I don't quite have the guts to start picking up my social ties again. So I am sort of left completely alone for a week, totally craving...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    Everytime I go out. I throw down.

    I am the life of the party but I never spend one on one time with people. I wish I could chill but it's too uncomfortable
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Aug 1, 2014

    It definitely needs get better!

    I haven't had very many friends or much of a social life for about 2 years. I off and on hangout with people. Half of the time I have no one to go out with. And my depression makes me want to stay in and sleep most of the time anyways..I'm ready to go out and have some fun. I'm...
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2015

    Add me on twitter and face book.

    Just look up adamlillie
    adamlillie adamlillie
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2013
    SecondStars SecondStars
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    I am going to a party alone tonight lol,

    I don't know what to do. I have never gone to a party alone. But my friends are not around
    Adejoke Adejoke
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2013

    I enjoy doing simple things.

    Netflix, casual coffees or dinner with friends.. Things like this. But there's always a part of mind that tells me "you're wasting your life, you should be doing more things, crazier more adventurous things, everyone else you know has a more interesting life than you, and is a...
    Iris1616 Iris1616
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    i Need Friends Who Can Do S...

    i need friends who can do stuff and go places. i like getting out of the house. and all my friends are always working. i'm getting a job, and that will probably make it more impossible for me to see my friends...but maybe i'll make more...?
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2008

    What If

    What if you were that popular person everybody talked about or knew and really liked? Who was so attractive and everything went their way? You're probably thinking about that person you know that is like that right now... Oh what I would give to be that person....I wonder what it...
    beammeupscotty3 beammeupscotty3
    18-21, M
    Aug 25, 2013

    Lonely And Miserable

    Nowadays I find myself more lonely and miserable. It makes me think about getting out of my shy shell and making friends because company makes a person much happier. I think that is why I push for a family too, because when you have a family you're never lonely right?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 9, 2013
    joniel24 joniel24
    70+, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    It Just Didn't Seem The Easiest Thing.

    In my teenage years I always had good friends but I was very much a stay at home girl, I wouldn't be out every weekend. I spent a lot of time in my room, and I was fairly content although I would get bored or lonely sometimes. It wasn't that I was antisocial, it just seemed that...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    Jan 12, 2013

    Hi everybody. First of all sorry

    for my English, I'm an Armenian. I'm so sad because of my poor social life. I have a girlfriend who really loves me and she does everything for me, but just a few hours ago she told me that she is getting tired of me, because I don't have any friends and even her few friends...
    jondodo jondodo
    26-30, M
    Apr 17, 2014

    Hi, I would love to get to know some new people,

    add me on snapchat.. fueledbydan
    fueledbydan fueledbydan
    18-21, F
    Feb 21, 2014
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel
    16-17, F
    Mar 23

    I Mean to But...

    I like to meet and be around people, but my social life could use some improving.  I'll join a group,  go to the gym, take a vacation tour and meet people, make friends with some of them for a little while.  It's more like I have people who quickly move through my...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    Big Reality Check During My Birthday

    I got my bell rung big time this year during my birthday when it comes to my social life. I do receive acknowledgments for my special day from my friends every year, however this year not only was it less than last year but I did not receive acknowledgments from even close to 1/4...
    lycan7891 lycan7891
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2009

    Hate it when "friends" just stop speaking to

    you. No explanation. Communication is everything in friendships and relationships.
    johnsk johnsk
    Mar 12

    I'm Working On Making N...

    I'm working on making new friends at school and work because a lot of mine have moved away now.
    mimiboo mimiboo
    16-17, F
    Jul 8, 2008

    I've missed out on so many opportunities to

    meet new people and do things completely out of my comfort zone, which are good for me, all because I have he worst anxiety around a large group of people. An example is today. I have a talk I'm going to that a friend of mine is giving and I only know her (a little bit) and two...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2015

    I asked this random person

    that I see in the library often to get a smoothie with me. They said yes- we had a good time, I think.
    Metaphorphosis Metaphorphosis
    16-17, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    when ppl talk to me, i have hard time

    understanding everything the first time because i might be too focused on the nonverbal cues. i might ask them to repeat it again, or look away somewhere else to listen to complex content. anyone else have this problem? 😕
    mike8989 mike8989
    26-30, M
    Nov 12, 2014

    My social life is non existent.

    .. I wish I at least had one companion but I literally have no one. All my days in the week just blend all together, weekends are wasted away keeping myself company... I feel like an outcast.
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

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    theyloverichar1 theyloverichar1
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    Don't Know Where to Begin

    It seems to me like people are more friendlier online than offline. I really do want to improve my social life but not just for me but for my husband as well. He often wishes that I had friends to hang out with when he spends time with his friends or are recording music with ...
    Dimples87 Dimples87
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

    I Am Way Overprotected And Nobody Understands My Problem

    I am 20 and I am not allowed to go out or hang out with friends.Not even allowed to go the VERY NEARBY SHOP.my parents call me for sleep at 9:30.even during exams i am not allowed to do a night out.Still not allowed to go for sleepover.I have persevered a lot to still be happy...
    bluekool bluekool
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    It's Pretty Much Non Existent

    I never really have had a lot of friends in my life. I sit here sometimes and realize that I am almost 30 years old. It's still pretty young but I wish I had more time so I could actually meet more people. I have given the internet a try to meet some people but all the ones I...
    Tara277 Tara277
    31-35, F
    Oct 14, 2013

    Has anyone heard of vine,

    if you did add me: ITALY is my username
    GeeklyChicFashion GeeklyChicFashion
    18-21, F
    Feb 8, 2014


    I had a taste of what it means to be social a few weeks ago (lol that sounds weird) and i actually enjoyed it. so i was wondering whether i'm socially reclusive by choice or circumstance. i don't like people all that much but they do have the potential to make my existence more...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2010

    I Think I Have a Pretty Goo...

    I think I have a pretty good social life, already. But there's always room to improve it. I'm always up for having a good time.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 8, 2008
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