Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Meeting New Friends

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? 

Dhruvi & I in the Mission District! Go check her out ASAP! Stilettos & Sequins


  1. LOVED meeting you - I'm so late commenting on this. To your dilemma, I think it's always difficult to make friends once you're past hs and college. However, with us, we have blogging as a common denominator - something we can always connect on, a shared love. I also agree that it's easier over the internet, maybe because it kinda gives people the time and space to think about how they truly feel about it. In person, it's too intense, I suppose. Does that make sense? Haha.

    Stilettos & Sequins