Making new friends after a move or job change is already tough, so it’s best to avoid wasting time getting to know people that just end up driving you crazy. Here’s a quick way to find out if someone is friend material.
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Jon Levy, the author of The 2AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure, shares one of his fast friend-making tips at New York Magazine: Develop a potential friend litmus test. Your test should be comprised of a few simple questions that cover the main traits you’re looking for, as well as a few you’re looking to avoid. For example, if you’re looking for someone to be adventurous with, Levy suggests you ask them a question like “What’s the wildest thing that you have done on a dare?” If their answer is something along the lines of “Oh, I’ve never done anything on a dare,” maybe they’re not the BFF you’re after. Of course, your questions can be about anything that’s important to you. Just make sure you make them sound natural and not like an awkward interview.
How to Make Friends Faster [New York Magazine]