where them REAL friends at?
OK, so now you know how to spot the duds, but how do you find the diamonds?
The more you do, the more opportunities you have to find friends. So sign up to things.
Join a sporting team, or try out for the school musical. Try and find a group activity you can do outside of school so you can make even more friends.
Be nice to everyone. This seems so simple and yet it’s so rare! If you’re always kind to people then it will make you more approachable and more people will want to be your friend.
Look for people who have things in common with you, because that’s what friendships are based on. You might be really into Justin Bieber (same, girl), so if you come across someone who is also a fan, that gives you plenty to talk about! Or if you’re super sporty then you’re bound to find mates by signing up to a netball team or athletics, because your team mates will share common interests.
Be yourself. You want friends to like you for who you are and that’s important when you’re making friends. There’s no point trying to impress someone by trying to be someone you’re not. If you love reading Harry
Potter fanfic in your spare time, own it. There will be a friend out there who not only loves you for it, but will obsess over it too!