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”You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common.”
~Lyle Lovett

Tracking down old friends can be tough. It can even be quite scary. However, Locate an old friend day is all about reconnecting with friends from long years past. This day is about reintroducing former relations into your life, and catching up with them on what’s happening in your life now, or just to talk about past events in nostalgia. This day is also about how to teach you to reconnect with your old friends and curving the awkward stage of conversation.

History of Locate an Old Friend Day

Gathering details, using search tools, having family and friends help: these are just some of the ways that you can find friends. This can be done on any day, but Locate an Old Friend Day is a day specifically dedicated towards motivating people to find old friends and see how they’ve been. One thing is for certain though; the way that we connect with people has changed drastically. From phonebooks, to email, all the way to social media, the tools we used to contact one another have changed overtime. However, in this modern society, it’s much easier to contact old friends then ever before.

Social Media is one of the best ways to try and reconnect with old friends. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are such examples. But what if your old friend doesn’t use social media? You can use search engines like Pipl, Wink, PeekYou, and Zabasearch to track them down, but in order to do so, you’ll need the information you know about them to find them, such as your high school, what college they decided to go to, where they said they’d move to some day, their dream jobs. Basically, use all the things you know and treasure about that person if you’re willing to take the time out to connect with them again. You can also talk with your friends who know them, or family members who recognize them, to see where they have gone in their lives.

How to celebrate Locate an Old Friend Day

What’s important about this day is that when you’re reconnecting with your old friend, it can take a lot of twists and turns to be able to find that connection with them again. The best thing to do is start off by listening to them, learning about what they’ve done with their lives, and offering support when they need it. If in any case they don’t want to talk, then let the old friendship go, and treasure it as a memory in your life and understand that like everyone does eventually, we all go our separate ways.

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