Imagine your father is a retired colonel from the Army and due to his job profile, you have the privilege of staying in many different places. Changing schools, homes, cities and towns would be a part of your growing up years. Thus, making new friends, might have come very easily to you.
However, leaving your friends in a certain place, which might be a bit difficult. To find new friends is always easy, because someone out there is also looking for your valuable friendship.
May be you've moved to a new place, a new neighborhood or you changed a job, whatever the situation is, staying alone is never an option. Thus accept your situation and strive to make a new friend.
Talking to the closest person to you (in physical proximity), will help you build confidence in yourself. This will give you an opportunity to discover new people.
Hence, it's incorrect on your part of expect a new person (your friend to be) to have similar qualities like your old friends. By making this mistake of expecting the same, we begin to expect too much, and lose out on what we could have had.
Clubs are great way to meet people, interact on regular basis, share common interests and know one another better. Joining a gym is also a great place to meet people, learn from them and have things to talk about.
This will help you keep in touch. Do crazy things with friends on weekends. This will help you bond stronger and strengthen your friendship.
The essentials of making friends remain the same; it's done with honesty, integrity and openness to new thoughts and ideas. Leave all your worries about people making judgments and drawing conclusions aside and take a plunge to make friends forever!