I have ZERO close friends. Is this normal?Watch
Well done for ditching them. Nobody should make all the effort. Life's too short to be dillydallying around people who obviously aren't that bothered. You're firsts year, so making anything more than acquaintances isn't uncommon (it's only January). "Deep connection" friendships take time, a lot more than 2 semesters. I know it's frustrating because you want to skip the getting-to-know stage and dive right into something meaningful, but just keep making new friends and working on those acquaintances. Good luck xx
And any effective tips for making new friends? Im such a nice person and would be a loyal friend but i feel like everyone has close friends except me. If anything, im my own best friend but it gets lonely
I know everyone says this all the time but joining societies really helps, as you're much more likely to find people you have things in common with so you'll click with them.
Yes. As we grow up, we realise the importance of having a good quality of friends, not quantity. With that expectations get higher, and you realise that lot of your friends actually make little effort in your friendship. You can try improving them, but if they don't work out they'll end up as acquaintances. That's life.
Humans are social creatures by nature