When you meet a new group of people (like you SO’s friends who you have not met before) and one person makes you feel welcome and part of the group. They don’t have to make that effort so I really appreciate it.
Honestly? When they laugh at my jokes.
When I see them offer to do someone a favor without the promise of a reward/exchange. Something small like getting up to get a glass of water and asking if anyone else wants a glass.
How they react when accidentally tripping on the steps/running into a door, whether or not they think someone saw. It can say a lot plus it just makes me chuckle.
Being genuine. It’s sort of a hard thing to identify immediately, but once I find that they’re exactly who they seem to be I really enjoy being around that person.
When they’re able to still be friends with someone despite political or philosophical disagreements. I had a long and heated debate about language laws, then got invited to a barbecue. That’s the type of person I want to spend my time with. Reasonable minds differ.
If they’re laid-back and easygoing. It’s fun to hang out with people who can kinda just relax and take things in stride. Not everything has to be so serious all the time.
Anybody who’s polite and has manners. Maybe that’s why I like British villains so much. I usually root for them over the Hero.
Infectious laugh, if they smile a lot, and take a genuine interest in other people…basically if they come across as a positive person , its lovely to be around someone like that!
Being able to formulate and expand upon bizarre hypothetical scenarios. It’s my favorite kind of conversation really.
When we both approach a 4-way stop at approximately the same time, and he/she realizes they got there a micro second earlier and just goes, instead of trying to wave me through.
Mutual hate for something. It can be a better connection than anything else.
To be honest, if a person greets me with a big happy smile, I immediately like them 10 times more than someone who greets me without eye contact/looking bored.
If I’m being honest here? I like pretty girls almost instantly. For me to stop liking them they have to prove their lack of worth.
When I meet someone for the first time at a party situation where I don’t know many people and someone offers me a beer. That’s a good start.
Add a few movie references to the conversation and I’m like ‘Did we just become best friends?’
When they listen and are genuinely interested in what you have to say.
Sharing goes a long way with me. Like when someone offers me a bite from their plate or a sip of their drink, instantly warm up to them.
If they like Tim and Eric. It’s a very distinct type of humor that if people understand, or like then I know they’ll understand my humor (which isn’t weird like Tim and Eric, but still) and most likely I will like theirs. Never met a Tim and Eric fan I couldn’t agree with.
When the sight of little kids or dogs brings a smile to their face. It tells me they have a good heart.
People who can appreciate silence.
There’s just something about being surrounded by people and not feeling pressured to make conversation that really puts me at ease.
Just me and a couple other friends sipping some coffee, people-watching, thinking, wondering, and basking in the sights and sounds without uttering a single word to one another.
I love it.
When they spark up a conversation with me without me having to start it.
When they have a lot to say or talk about. I’m not always a fan of carrying a conversation where someone seems uninterested or distracted.
When they are nice and respectful towards service staff.
Cursing. For some reason that makes me feel more comfortable like the person doesn’t worry too much about what to say.
If you compliment anything about me right off the bat I will instantly open up to you. It shows that me that you are a friendly outgoing person and don’t put yourself on a pedestal above everyone else.