How to make friends and manage loneliness

Never underestimate the power of female friendship

How To Make Friends

Articles to help manage loneliness, build your self-confidence and
empower you to make new friends.

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The only person that you have to make proud, catch the attention of and fall head over heels in love with, is you.

The award-winning HTMF platform has already helped thousands of women around the world reconnect with themselves and improve their friendships. We understand that the loneliness epidemic is not just impacting the elderly. People of all ages and all walks of life are increasingly feeling lonely. We are here to remind you that if you are feeling lonely you are not alone. We want to help you build your self-worth, rediscover your self-confidence and ultimately empower you to build a circle of real and rewarding friends.

How To Make Friends founder Gemma Scopes

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Enjoy learning on-the-go?

The HTMF platform doesn’t just end here. You can even get your HTMF fix on-the-go. Our founder Gemma releases a new self-help style podcast episode every Thursday. It can be enjoyed on all your favourite podcast platforms including Spotify and iTunes.

And don’t just take our word for it, here is what followers of How To Make Friends are saying…

“Gemma’s direct, no-nonsense advice is a godsend! She offers easy actionable steps that really do make a difference in your outlook, thoughts and life. Her advice gives you that ‘aha’ moment you’ve been searching for and her videos really feel like you’re having a one-on-one chat with a close friend.”


“I came across Gemma at one of my lowest points in life. She was so approachable and easy to talk to, I literally poured everything to her and she listened without any judgement. She opened my eyes and made me realise how harshly I’ve been treating myself. It is still early days, but I’m using her advice and I’m already seeing a massive positive difference. Thank you Gemma for everything!”