Are you a bit nervous about meeting new people? The bar might be the place you should head right now. You might be spending your vacation in Australia and want to get to know some new people or you might have just moved in. You can find a lot of interesting people in the bar who might also be trying to make new friends as well. But what is the right way to do it without coming off as creepy? Here are some tips from bartenders that can actually help you widen your social circle:
Use the Right Body Language:
In order to meet new people, you must be approachable yourself. People who sit with their arms crossed and their eyes glued to their phones seem like they don’t want to talk to anyone. If you would like to meet anyone, try to sit facing the crowds. Also, smile from time to time. The bartender might introduce you to someone if they felt that they are actually trying to get to know someone.
Hit the Bar at the Right Time:
As it gets late, the bar gets more crowded and people get drunk. This is not the right time or occasion to meet someone new. The best time to hit the bar would be before 10 pm. People have left work and are trying to enjoy themselves. This is a chance to have a really fun conversation.
Separate from the Group:
This applies to both men and women. Big groups of people are rather intimidating. If you are trying to meet someone new at the bar, then you don’t need to go with a big group of friends. People will assume that you are already busy with them and no one will make a move to talk to you. The best thing to do is to go alone or with a friend. He or she can be your wingman or woman. They can check other people out for you so you don’t look like you are staring.
Join a Game:
Most bars and pubs are equipped with fun games, pool tables, and dart boards. Joining a game might be your chance you need to get to know someone. You can start by watching a game and cheering on someone to show that you are interested. Make a few fun comments and ask to join the game. Before you know it, you will be enjoying the game and having a fun conversation.
Just because you haven’t met someone interesting yet, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try again. The next night might be better. If you are really interested in meeting someone new then you need to step out of your comfort zone. It takes some time before you actually meet someone that you want to exchange numbers with and see one more time.
Remember that you are hitting the bar to have fun. Don’t let anything ruin your mood.