How to get on with strangers in a party

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To get on with strangers in a party can be fun and interesting especially if you do not know many people there. All you need is a little confidence in your abilities as a conversationalist and the love of making new friends. To go to a party where you hardly know the host and very few people besides can be extremely boring. Well there is hope yet. Start talking to people around you and mingle with the crowd, and before you know it you will be having fun. Here are some helpful hints to guide you.

A few suggestions

  1. When you are invited to a party where you hardly know the host, do not panic. Collect your confidence and enter the room with your head held high. Do not slink in behind a large group. Stay a few seconds at the door and survey the gathering. You might see people you know.
  2. Next thing to do is to find the hosts and go and meet them. If you do not know many people in the party you could admit as much to your hosts and ask them to introduce you to a few people. When they do, shake hands confidently and introduce yourself. You could set the conversation rolling by asking about them and telling them about yourself.
  3. If you haven’t been introduced to other people by the host, you could move around the room with a smile and join a large group which seems to be discussing something that you have some idea about. Excuse yourself and tell them that you have overheard what the people have been talking about and this is what you think about the topic under discussion.
  4. Afterwards you could introduce yourself and talk about the other people in the group.


  • Listen to what the others are saying before butting in with what you want to say. It is much more polite to listen than talk.
  • Dress in accordance of the occasion.


  • Don’t stand in a corner with a hesitant smile on your face waiting for people to come to you. It might never happen, instead go to them, be proactive.
  • Don’t talk too loudly or too softly and be clear in your in your speech.