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Awkward things that happen when making friends

By BzAimee 28 Aug 2017

Starting university means you're about to meet a range of new people, some of who will become your best mates!

And while making new friends might be a daunting thought, don't worry! You'll make some amazing memories and eventually laugh at that awkward first meeting... 

  • Being the first to arrive at a flat party someone upstairs invited you to. This will mean standing on your own for a solid 15 minutes because 9pm always means 10.
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  • Awkwardly hovering over group conversations where you don't say anything interesting- or at all. You'll stay there because...FOMO (fear of missing out).
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  • Finally mustering up the courage to say something, 20 minutes after the conversation ended. A result of over-thinking what you should and should not say.
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  • Feeling intimidated by the overly confident person
    everyone finds hilarious. They'll notice you gawping in envy, making you feel more out of their league than ever.
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  • Being friendly will get misconstrued as flirting. You're just trying to find something to talk about...
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  • Laughing at jokes when you've completely zoned out because everyone else did...This will be followed by the wonder if they're laughing at you.miley cyrus awkward smile awkward smile
  • You get excited for one-on-one time to help form real friendships, yet struggle to find one single conversation topic.
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  • You won't always agree with people but will bite your tongue anyway. With home friends, you'd probably start a big debate but it's best to suss out your audience first.
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  • Something funny will happen between you and your new friend and you'll bring it up in jest. Sadly, you'll find yourself awkwardly reminding them and wishing the ground would swallow you up.
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  • You go to lectures together, you go out together, yet keep forgetting your new friend's name. It gets awkward when you go to save their number and have to ask, 'how do you spell your name again?' to find out. Because everybody can spell Josh...
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Whether it's awkward to begin or it's like you've known each other for years, you can guarantee that going to university you'll make brand new friendships that will last a lifetime! 

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