I was so excited when I got a message from my fellow blogger Dhruvi from Stilettos & Sequins saying that she was in San Francisco & wanted to meet up. I quickly accepted the invitation, in my mind we were already friends even though we hadn’t met in person. When I arrived at the restaurant & saw her it felt as if we had been friends forever, we talked for hours and in the midst of that discussed about how blogging has been such a great tool for meeting new people all over the place.
Then it brought up a question for myself, why is it easier for me to meet people online rather than meeting people in person? I guess it’s easier to break the ice over a screen than in person. Especially when you’re nervous, I said the stupidest thing yesterday while having a nervous chat with a girl I had never met. I don’t even want to repeat it, just know it was something that made no sense and only slipped out of my mouth from a place of nervousness.
With that said what’s the best way to approach new friendships with strangers? I know I’m not the only one because I’ve had these discussions with other friends, it seems as though we’ve all seen that girl at the gym we think would be a perfect workout partner, or that girl who has great style who you think would make a great shopping buddy but how do you say that without scarring them away, I am seriously laughing out loud right now as I type this. I’m just being honest. Is it harder because I live in small town? Does that even matter? I don’t know. What’s your opinion on this subject?
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