(quote) Dawn-58330 said: I spent the weekend with about a dozen of my CM friends, all of whom were complete strangers to me six years ago. I love my time with these beautiful people (CM--particularly the fora-- has a way of collecting awesome men and women!) and I want to meet more! After all I am still looking to for my future husband.
This weekend I struck up three conversations with total strangers at the Reds game we attended. Not that these men were men I expected to be able to know beyond those conversations about sports, Cincinnati, or local culture, but it was nice to talk at length with each of them. I decided again that this is good practice for meeting my future man. Something I need to do more of. Even though I am outgoing and a good communicator, I do need to push myself in more venues to talk with men I don't know.
Do you strike up conversations with total strangers? How do you respond to a stranger who initiates a conversation with you (like I did this weekend?) Where do these kind of encounters happen for you?
I'm glad you often mention the friendships you have made through CM, Dawn! That is a blessing, isn't it? That's how I feel about the friends I've made from the couple of CM events I've organized.
I do strike up conversations with strangers, depending on
the situation. If I see someone feeling
uncomfortable in a particular social setting, I'll go and chat so he or she
won't feel out of place. I might ask
something of someone in a store. But I
don't initiate it too often anymore. The
strike-outs (the couple of times I saw that the person did not want to talk
with me) shamed me into timidity.
However, I think I am polite and warm with those who come up and chat
with me. Except for the scammers in
grocery store parking lots who wander over to beg a few dollars.