A great way to meet people with similar interests is to play online bingo and embrace the chat rooms. You can make friends and talk all night about what you like most: bingo! Here are three tips on how to do it right:
Tip #1: Talk about things that interest you, not things that you think might interest the other person
Remember, if you give out too much information about yourself too soon, you may scare people off. Let them get to know you a little bit before revealing your secrets!
I would never tell a stranger about my health problems, for example. But if you and I were talking about our favourite foods, I might tell you that I recently had to change my diet due to my love of chocolate biscuits!
Tip #2: Listen more than you talk
Be encouraging when someone shares with you, let them know that they've been heard. Ask questions – it shows you're interested in what they have to say.
Avoid interrupting the person, no matter how much you disagree with what they are saying or how silly it sounds. Interrupting won't help anyone's case!
It can be very easy to get carried away talking about your favourite topics, but it's important to let the other person have their say too. One time I was talking with someone online about my love for horses when she casually mentioned how she was allergic to them! I never would have guessed.
Tip #3: Be positive
When playing online bingo or any other game, you might win a few times in a row. Don't rub it in, even if someone wasn't lucky.
If you're playing with friends, or people that already know and like each other, then share the good fortune by all means! But if you don't know them very well yet – save your bragging for another time.
Remember, nobody likes a downer; negativity is contagious. Keep the positive vibes flowing, even when things aren't going your way, and you'll make friends in no time!
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