Meeting old friends after many years can be an extremely joyful moment, you get nostalgic and excited at the same moment. In sheer excitement, you offer them to have a drink or coffee together but there are few things you should stay cautious about before planning a date with your old friend.
You should not neglect the fact that people changes over a course of time and you should follow a few best way to get back into the flow with someone you haven’t seen in a while.
Tip 1: Its okay to show little love, you just met them after years and they might have not been the same as you last met. Instead of jumping in the excitement of meeting your old friend again you have to keep yourself calm until you understand their behavior.
Tip 2: Listen more and speak less, in the beginning. Instead of predicting things ask them about their life and other stuff. Listening will help you get a better perception.
Tip 3: Did you got any previous issue that is still not resolved? Avoid talking about those topics.
Tip 4: Don’t start teasing them the way you used to do previously, understand their current personality before you make fun.
Tip 5: Start the conversation with smart talks, these are the safe topics that don’t involve any controversies. Questions like ‘What have you been doing since these years’, ‘what are you enjoying at the moment’, etc.
Tip 6: Get out of the past tense and discuss the present and future. Talking about the current situation can be the best way to eliminate awkward silence.
Tip 7: LIttle controversy is okay, once you get comfortable. You just met your old buddy and it will be boring to talk about all formal topics. Once you get comfortable in the situation you can initiate the controversial topics to understand their
Tip 8: instead of trying to control the conversation, follow the flow of communication.
Follow these tips to avoid any awkward instances that you might jump into because of your ignorance.