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2014/12/02 23:01:54 (permalink)

Friendliness in the UK

Have you ever been anywhere in the UK where peoples friendliness has really surprised you? Where would you say the friendliest people are?
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/02 23:03:31 (permalink)
Liverpool people in Liverpool seem really nice and friendly despite having a bad rep.
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/02 23:17:54 (permalink)
Anywhere apart from the south.
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/02 23:42:11 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby simonboyle 2014/12/03 03:50:13
I'd say Northerners are the least hostile.  I've been out working in Germany, and they're not known for being welcoming, but over there I made friends about 5x faster than I do here.   Most of the fellas I pass in the street give me a smile or outright say "Hi", over here it's practically a miracle when someone doesn't sneer when you try to politely smile.
 
The British are the unfrendliest pricks in the world, no mistake about it.  No wonder, when you see the state of our weather, our home-counties market towns teeming with inbred chavs and chavettes, and food/beer that tastes better going out of a person than going in. 
 
Not been up North for a while, but many of them they are borderline ok.  Only met a couple of northerners I didn't like my whole life (oddly enough both of them in the last 3 years).
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 00:18:47 (permalink)
Id agree with Germany

  




 
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 00:18:47 (permalink)
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 01:20:36 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby rightyho 2014/12/06 12:00:43
In Germany it's considered weird if you walk past someone (not in a busy city) and don't say "Guten Tag/Hallo". If you walk past someone in the UK and say "hello/good day" you'll be lucky if they make eye contact with you and don't call the police.
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 01:26:53 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby rightyho 2014/12/06 12:01:04
Same in rural Ireland. I went there with a friend of mine. Every time we passed someone they would say hello. It took some time for me to get used to it.
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 03:50:53 (permalink)
Avoid Glasgow.
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 08:20:57 (permalink)
Fcuk off from Reading 

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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 09:02:57 (permalink)
If people don't like the state of friendliness, try and change it
 
I'm sure we're all guilty of keeping our heads down and minding our own business at times but I now try to make a positive effort of keeping my head up, making eye contact and smiling at people. Make the change you want to see

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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 09:29:49 (permalink)
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Liverpool people in Liverpool seem really nice and friendly despite having a bad rep.




 
Yeah they're really friendly to you to distract you while their mates are nicking your car!
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 09:41:29 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby gavin882 2014/12/03 15:51:52
Desmo
If people don't like the state of friendliness, try and change it
 
I'm sure we're all guilty of keeping our heads down and minding our own business at times but I now try to make a positive effort of keeping my head up, making eye contact and smiling at people. Make the change you want to see




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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 09:42:24 (permalink)
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Same in rural Ireland. I went there with a friend of mine. Every time we passed someone they would say hello. It took some time for me to get used to it.

Not just rural Ireland mate, we'll chat to anybody!
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 10:17:15 (permalink)
I actually didnt realise how friendly Belfast/ Ireland was till I went to London, Glasgow etc about mainland UK.
 
Cnat believe how people wouldn't even look at each other on trians etc  lol
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 10:17:46 (permalink)
The further away from London the better it gets. Every other person up here and it's 'hello butt'.

 
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 10:19:08 (permalink)
Friendliest - Birmingham, Lovely people in my experience. 
 
Unfriendliest - Yorkshire, Miserable sods!

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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 12:28:42 (permalink)
Totally depends on the day and people you see and what sh*t they have going on at that particular moment.

One day, anywhere, you could think everyone is miserable, yet on another day in the same place you could think everyone is friendly.

I like to mind my own business whilst being respectful to others so long as they're respectful to me, but I don't just go along saying hi to everybody I don't know, as I don't know them, if they say hi to me then I'd say hi back, but I'm not out and about looking for people to say hi to.

Everyone is different, and the planet possesses billions of people.

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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 13:11:46 (permalink)
I live in southampton and everyone is miserable as **** if you don't know them. The only people that have ever gave me a outright "hello" in the street were elderly people.
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Re: Friendliness in the UK 2014/12/03 13:13:08 (permalink)
I don't find anywhere more or less friendly than the others and while its nice to aknowledge people in the street etc Im generally pretty busy and doing stuff so therefore don't see the need to interact with some random, same way I don't feel obliged for them to reciprocate. 
 
I find London friendly personally. 
 
X2 on Germany very nice folk got a bad rep imo. Swiss and French are mostly cuts. 

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