Here, via Reddit, 12 women share exactly what makes them want to pursue a female friendship.
"Enthusiasm! I find that someone who's not afraid to show when they're enthusiastic about things are so nice to be around. Especially when you and hanging out with you are included in the things she's enthusiastic about." [Via]
"If they make me feel comfortable in their presence right away, that really helps. I’m pretty shy and it’s difficult for me to warm up to people so a super friendly personality helps me so much." [Via]
"If they seem kind and treat others well." [Via]
"Someone who’s authentic rather than a people-pleaser who doesn’t have their own opinions." [Via]
"I tend to immediately become friends with anyone who hates small talk like I do. It brings down a barrier I'd normally have to get through with other people. Generally, girls who are a tad anti-social but appreciate people who are genuine." [Via]
"If they have a genuine personality, typically." [Via]'
"Warmth, openness, and non-judgemental. I can be a little closed off and tend to be one of those that needs time to warm up to new people. So when someone is immediately welcoming it makes me feel a lot more comfortable." [Via]
"My friends are pretty varied in terms of interests, background, and personalities. But if a person comes across as warm and inviting, I instantly want to be around them."[Via]
"A woman who speaks her mind while still having an empathetic view on situations. Who talks about genuine interests and hobbies. And who doesn't try to get people to like her." [Via]
"Someone who isn't afraid to be their true, weird self with me. Basically just anyone who doesn't have a wall up and isn't self-centred. Anyone who can introduce me to new things/wouldn't mind trying new things together!" [Via]
"If they’re nice to other girls. I don’t want to be friends with someone who puts other girls down just to make themselves feel/look better." [Via]
"If they understand and respect my needs to need to be alone sometimes/not hang out. As an introvert, extroverts tend to gravitate towards me and want to 'change' me into being a more outgoing person and force me to do things which I hate (and then later resent them for)." [Via]