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Nope.  The way to make friends in Second Life is the same way you make friends in Real Life.  Meet people, talk to them, be pleasant.  If you find you enjoy each other's company, or have common interests, ask them if you may add them to your Friends list.  Then right click them and choose Add/As Friend.

Do NOT just run by people throwing out Friends requests without even stopping to say hello.  This is not Facebook and most residents consider an unsolicited Friends request to be rude.

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Nope.  The way to make friends in Second Life is the same way you make friends in Real Life.  Meet people, talk to them, be pleasant.  If you find you enjoy each other's company, or have common interests, ask them if you may add them to your Friends list.  Then right click them and choose Add/As Friend.

Do NOT just run by people throwing out Friends requests without even stopping to say hello.  This is not Facebook and most residents consider an unsolicited Friends request to be rude.

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No, George, I'm afraid I can't.  SL works the same way that RL does.  You have to go out and find friends yourself.  Start by filling in your own profile so that people you meet will have a way of knowing who you are and what you like to do.  Get in the habit of looking at other people's profiles, too.  It's a nice, safe way to find people who might share some of your interests.  Don't be afraid to introduce yourself.  Once you've had a chance to talk for a while, maybe you'll want to extend friendship .... or not. ( Just don't hit the "Would you like to be my friend?" button until you've chatted for a while.  That's a big turn-off in SL.)   You'll find possible friends in all of the places you explore:  music events, shopping areas, sports arenas, museums, art galleries, dance clubs ......  Just relax and let it happen.  It will.

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Hi George,

A search of your name returns no profile, so I'm going to guess you've yet to actually enter Second Life. If that's so, welcome aboard! It's a little early to start looking for friends. You've got to learn to crawl here before you go walking about. Here's some introductory viewing/reading...

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User's_Manual

https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Second-Life-Quickstart/ta-p/1087919

https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Controlling-your-avatar-s-appearance/ta-p...

https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Opening-boxes/ta-p/700185

http://secondlife.com/destinations

On the friendship front, the only help I can offer is similar to that given by Lindal and Rolig. If you want people to be truly interested in you, you must be truly interested in them. I takes effort, but you'll need to get out to populated places that look attractive to you, observe what happens there and then participate. Peek at people's profiles to discover what interests they have. Fill out your proflle as well, so others know what interests you have. You aren't the only person in SL looking for friends.

I'm a natural introvert who understands the value of extroversion. When I visit a new crowded venue, someone usually says hello and I respond. I watch the public chat, first to see if there's enough activity for me to join in. If the place is crowded, but quiet, it's usually because couples are deep in IM conversations. You're not going to have a lot of luck in such places. If I see a healthy amount of public chat, I watch for a little bit to sense the tone of the chat and topics of interest. I read everybody's profiles and then jump into chat, usually working in something I've read in a profile. And that's what I mean by expressing interest in people. Although that takes effort, it's enjoyable for me.

People are interesting, good luck!

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For me just be yourself. That was the best thing you can do to gain a lot of friends. You don't have to change your attitude or you don't have to change the way of your living. As long as you know what you are doing is right. Then go, push it. Always think of it. If you aren't do bad things. You are perfect  as yourself although there are times people didn't see it.

 

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