How do I make a friend and then what?
We answer friendship questions
How do I get a friend?
When you want to make new friends, you have to dare to make the first contact. Here in the friendship app, you send a friend request to the person you want to be friends with. Your new friend must accept that request.
When you send a friend request, you must also send a selfie. Then the recipient can see that you are a real person, and because it always feels nicer when you have seen the face of the person who wants to be online friends with you.
When you have made a new friend, it is good if you make the first contact. You can send the friend a short message where you simply say hello.
It can be a little strange to get a friend request, and then nothing more happens. If one does not initiate contact, it can be difficult to start the friendship.
You can also go to the friend’s profile and see the posts, photos that your friend has made. You can also see which interests and which organizations your new friend follows.
You can use all of that to ask questions.
You may be able to ask: “Which audio books do you like to listen to?” or “You have many pictures of cars – are cars your interest?”
Start with friendly and easy questions
It is a good thing to start out easy and friendly and ask questions that are easy and nice to answer.
If you start with a difficult or uncomfortable question, your new friend may not want to answer.
A good rule for questions is
Would you want to answer the question yourself if someone you didn’t know asked you?
If you think: “No, I wouldn’t”, then don’t ask the question. Then it’s better to come up with something else.
What should I say to a new friend?
Here are 9 questions you can use to start a conversation. These questions are not the ones we often use, such as: “What is your job?” and “Where do you live?”
- Where did you grow up?
- What do you like to do for fun?
- What are your favorite series?
- How is your family? Do you have brothers or sisters?
- What kind of music do you like best?
- What are you looking forward to this week?
- What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?
- What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?
- What are you looking forward to this week or weekend?
We can do much better. By using different questions, you can learn a lot more about the other person, and the answers you get can help you ask something new.
Because you can talk a lot more about your favorite music than where you live, and it’s a lot easier to ask other people questions when you can see and hear that they’re passionate about a topic.
It’s hard to keep the conversation going when the answer is just a single word.
So the next time you meet a new friend and want to be able to ask about something other than their job and where they live, here are 9 new questions to use.
How can I show my friend that I am happy about our online friendship?
When you’re friends online, it can be a little more difficult to show that you’re happy about the friendship than if you were in the same room.
But luckily, there are still things you can do to show your online friend that you’re happy for the friendship.
Here are 3 things you can easily do that will make your online friend happy and show that you value your friendship.
1: Say that you are happy about the friendship
We all love when someone tells us they are happy to have us as a friend. And you’ll be a good friend by telling it.
It doesn’t have to be a big and long text, just a small message that your friend is important to you.
For example, you can send a message to a friend that sounds like this. “Hi friend. You might think I’m glad we’re friends. It’s so nice to know you here in the app.”
Your friend will be very happy to receive such a message. And it will make you happy too.
Remember that in the friendship app you can send both text, video and audio messages. So even if you can’t write a good friend message, you can send it as a video or an audio message.
2: Give a genuine compliment
It is good friendship to say nice things to each other. That’s what we call a compliment. We all get very happy when we get a compliment.
And when you give your friend a compliment, you show that:
– You are someone who notices things about your friend
– You are kind
– You are not envious of your friend
You may not be the kind of person who usually gives compliments to others, but we can all learn that. If you practice, you will get good at it, and you will also feel how your positive words not only please the other person, but also yourself.
It doesn’t have to be a huge compliment. It can be as small as: “You have a lovely smile” or “I love your shoes”. As long as you say them genuinely and with a smile in your voice, they will be received in the right way.
3: Be positive
When you talk to people who are positive, you become more positive yourself. They say that positivity is contagious.
But when you talk to someone who complains or feels sorry for himself all the time, you yourself become more angry, complaining and negative. Because negativity is also contagious.
Of course we all have hard times, we all have problems, we are all sad or angry. And there must be room for that. Good friends give you support and time to get through it. But it can’t be sour and negative all the time.
So it is important that you are also positive when you talk to your friends.
If you’re having a bad day, you can tell your friend. Just say, “I’m having a bad day today, and that’s why I’m angry.” Because then your friend knows why, and your friend also knows that it is something that passes again. Your friend will probably want to talk to you about what you are angry or sad about.
What if I don’t like my new friend. How do I end the friendship?
Sometimes a friendship just isn’t a match. And that’s perfectly fine. Even if you share the same interests, it is not certain that you are good at talking together or good at being friends. And that’s totally, totally okay.
If you meet a friend here in the app that you don’t like, that’s okay too. You neither can nor should be friends with everyone.
If you want to stop your friendship, you go to the friend’s profile, click on the 3 dots in the top right corner and click on delete. Then your friendship ends.
Should I meet my new friend?
No you should not. You are online friends here in the app, and that doesn’t mean you have to meet. You are not obliged to do that at all.
If you want to meet, of course you can, but it’s entirely up to you.
And remember that it’s also perfectly ok not to want to meet.
Can I have a partner?
The community in kazboo is about friendships. You can make new friends. But of course a friendship can also develop into becoming boyfriend/girlfriend.
So you can get a partner, but you should know that kazboo is not a partner and dating app, but rather a friendship app.
My friend posts pictures of things that make me uncomfortable – what do I do?
If you find that a friend says things to you that you don’t like, or posts pictures of things that make you uncomfortable, then you shouldn’t be friends. You shouldn’t be friends with someone who makes you feel uneasy.
There may be various reasons why you feel insecure. It could be a post your friend makes that shows things you don’t think are nice.
It could be things your friend says or sends you in a message that makes you sad or uneasy. It could be a comment your friend has written on a post.
You can always block and report a friend in the app who doesn’t behave in a friendly way, or who posts something that is unsafe to look at.
You do this by pressing the 3 dots in the upper right corner of the record, and then you press reports – now 2 things happen.
- You can no longer see the record.
- We get a message in our system that there is an item that has been reported. Now we look at it, and if it is something that should not be in the app, we take care of it.