How Long Does it Take to Make Friends?
Not going to lie…this is easily the most awkward thumbnail photo my design team has ever created 🤣 I cringed when I first saw it.
But I asked the team leave it instead of revising because…
Meeting new people can be awkward. There is a period of time where you are figuring each other out, sharing pieces of yourself, settling into some norms, and that can be just plain awkward.
Recently I got curious…how long does it take for that discomfort to go away? To feel 100% comfortable being yourself with another person?
And I mean…show up to their house without notice…in crocs and pajamas…kind of comfortable.
In today’s video, I share some fascinating research and data on how long it takes to make a friend.
It really helped me consider my own relationships in a new light.
Please write a comment on YouTube with your own thoughts and reaction to this data. I’d love to know!
Toward real connection—online and off,
Creator of the Connection Toolkit
Co-Founder at We and Me
PS – Want a bonus suggestion? Check out this other video How to (Unawkwardly) Start a Conversation.
PPS – The tools we share in the our bestselling book, Ask Powerful Questions, significantly step up your ability to build relationships with anyone. There is a reason it continues to be a #1 Bestselling book in four different categories on Amazon.
For a little preview, the book is structured around the
Asking Powerful Questions Pyramid™ – below.