Its easy to make friends. You just need to go out more.
But its never worked in all these years.
Thats because you need to smile and appear friendly, show the right body language, say the right words in the right sentences about relevant subjects in an interesting manner, dependant upon the type of person you meet and you need to speak in the right voice and be confident, show empathy in the right places, not speak about yourself self too much but also dont ask too many questions and not the wrong type of questions or you come across as rude, oh and don’t be boring, have a good sense of humour without being irritating even if you are depressed and you also need to dress appropriately so you dont look nerdy or like a tramp but not as if you are trying to be too trendy either then you look like a poser. Oh and dont forget age, most people only make friends with those about the same age. If you are an older man and go to a meet with younger people especially women you’ll come across as a creepy weirdo and they might think you are trying to chat them up so dont speak at all. Oh and that reminds me dont be awkward either or you’ll make other people feel awkward and they will leave and not want to see you again. And dont appear desperate or they will dislike you for that too. Come to think of it better not be yourself as most people like people similar to them and you’re completely mental pessimistic and depressed.
Thats sounds hard.Did I tell you I also used to blush, stutter and have panic attacks as I had crippling anxiety?
Rubbish, you are just making excuses! Most people are lovely!