Fun And Effective Ways Of Getting To Know Someone
June 1, 2017
Once in a while, we meet someone who we might be genuinely interested in or attracted to. It might be from just a glance, or from just a word; but you know you’ll find them more interesting if you get to know them better. But being interested in someone, and getting to know them is not the same. In fact, people now-a-days tend to be quite reserved until they really get to know someone. Here are a few things you can do to get to know someone in a fun and effective way.
Keeping it unofficial and string free – the best way to get to know someone, is by ensuring that they are comfortable. Most people are comforted by food, and open up better over a meal. Choose from among your favorite burger restaurants or coffee shops, and plan for a light, “no strings attached” meetup. This works perfectly for first dates too, as it gives you both the “freedom” of leaving whenever you’d want.
Choosing a topic that interests them – whether you’re grabbing your meal at family run diners or top restaurants with fine dining, the best way to get someone to open up, is by talking about something that interests them. In fact, we’d say it’s one of the prettiest ways of getting to know someone, as most people become animated and “come alive” when talking about their passions. Make sure to really pay attention to the words, rather than forming your next question.
Exploring a new place together – being uncertain about something generally tends to make people uncomfortable. But if you’re both facing an unfamiliar situation or exploring a new place together for the very first time, there’s no need or room for being uncomfortable. This can be anything from exploring a neighborhood town or starting up an unfamiliar sport together.
Playing the tour guide in a familiar place – like we mentioned before, people tend to open up and come alive when talking about what interests them. If you’re new to town and getting to know someone from said town, ask them to be your tour guide. Visit their favorite places. This can be done even if neither of you are new to town. Seeing the same old places that you’ve always known through someone else’s eyes can be a revelation.
A little childish fun – there’s something about the innocence of childhood that leaves no space for awkwardness or shyness. If you want to get to know someone stress free, consider doing something childish with them. Play at the arcade, swing by the playground or engage in a water/snow fight. Trust us, the laughter will melt away any ice…!