Making friends at uni and back home?

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So I’m a 2nd year at uni and having really trouble finding close friends. I had a really toxic flat last year who now I only occasionally speak to the boys but feel thsi is a very aqauintance type friend ships as they never make an effort to talk to me. I had 3 friends from home but they don’t drink (I do) and also my college friends were also toxic and are no interested in being friends regardless of me reaching out. I have one girl on my course who I speak to and one girl on the rugby team with me also who I’m friends with but it’s tends to always be me contacting them. I feel quite lonely as I feel like everyone either has these close friends at uni or at least a big group back home from high school or college and am unsure how to get closer to people atm with covid- I also find talking to/messaging people stressful as I have social anxiety and feel like I’m bugging them. Any advice?
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So I’m a 2nd year at uni and having really trouble finding close friends. I had a really toxic flat last year who now I only occasionally speak to the boys but feel thsi is a very aqauintance type friend ships as they never make an effort to talk to me. I had 3 friends from home but they don’t drink (I do) and also my college friends were also toxic and are no interested in being friends regardless of me reaching out. I have one girl on my course who I speak to and one girl on the rugby team with me also who I’m friends with but it’s tends to always be me contacting them. I feel quite lonely as I feel like everyone either has these close friends at uni or at least a big group back home from high school or college and am unsure how to get closer to people atm with covid- I also find talking to/messaging people stressful as I have social anxiety and feel like I’m bugging them. Any advice?
Hi, I'm sorry your feeling this way! I think it's harder to make friends at the moment because of everything being online and not having the same atmosphere as uni usually has!

Have you tried reaching out to people on your course, maybe message someone and ask them if they understood something you were taught that day (even if you did understand it, it's a good starting place), then carry on the conversation a bit and see how it goes!

Societies are a good starting point as well, even if they are online least you can have online meetings and when they can all go out for a drink you will have people to call..

I think a lot of people are feeling the same at the moment so maybe make the first move and hopefully you will find people in the same boat! Good luck!
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