How to become popular at a new school?

I'm going into college in a year (I'll be 16 years old) and I don't want to be the loner anymore... I want to be perceived as glamorous, super nice and popular... How do I do that?
(PLEAS GIVE PROPER ANSWERS AND NOT 'YOU DON'T NEED TO BE POPULAR')


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Well, in college, you often times can't become popular in the traditional sense of the word. College is usually too big to be known by basically everyone (unless you are a star athlete or famous outside of college).

    You can become a non-loner though if you become a social butterfly and introduce yourself to many. To become well known, you really have to take a proactive response in friendships. It's pretty easy to avoid people if you want to, but it's also pretty easy to make friendships too.

    -- Each class you go in, the first days or so, introduce yourself to the people on either side of you, maybe get their contact info if you can. Not only will this help immensely for school (study buddies, homework help, etc.) but you also might get some good friends. I met my best friend that way by randomly talking to him during a history of rock class and finding out we both liked metal / played guitar lol

    -- Study and answer questions you know in class. Now, this will make you more liked by the professor, which is always nice. Likewise, the more clueless you are in a class, the more shy one tends to be because they really just wanna get out of there. That can make you less social.

    -- Join clubs and communities. The Frat and Sorority people have large popularity webs because they were essentially made to view their other members as bros and sisters, bonded by the frat/sorority haha. If you aren't looking to party though, I suggest you stay away from most of em. As an alrernative, you can go to school clubs and events and introduce yourself to people there.

    Again, you shouldn't expect to be well known by everyone. Popularity in college doesn't happen like that unless you are a star on a sport's team or some other source of fame. You can develop your social web though... Generally, simply by being extroverted, outgoing, and introducing yourself to many people (and keeping in touch with them).

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Most Helpful Girl

  • You don't need to be popular, as long as people like you it's good. Now, if you want to change your inage i'm certain there's a wikihow article on it, but anyways:

    If you want to be perceived as glamerous you gotta look the part. Since I doubt you have actual money or time, I don't think it's possible. Do not go to stores like primark, instead go to h&m or forever22 and look for some glassy looks there that suit your body type.

    Make up should be kept to a minimal during the day, bit you still have to look taken care of. Use foundation or concealer that fits your skin tone and type, mascara and some eyeliner. At night, eye shadow and lip stick can be added for a glammy look. (Yes also possible during the day but doing it at night makes it special lol)

    If you want to be perceived as super nice, be it. Nice people are often extraverted, so make sure you're comfy with talking to people and helping people even when they don't ask. When someone seems to have a rough time studying, and you can see it's a class you take as well, engage in conversation and ask them if they would like your help etc. when someone is carrying shit ask them if they need help. Be funny, be flirtatious in a good way. Surround yourself with other nice people.

    Being popular is all about the people that are common where you're going. For instance, I go to a school with a lot of posh people, therefore if you're posh and funny (and whory but thats dif in college) you're most likely to become popular

    HOWEVER, do not change yourself in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. If you don't want to smoke weed or drink but the cool kids do it, don't do it but stay there to take care of them. Be the mom friend™.

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    • 3mo

      I do have money and time for glam clothes actually x

    • 3mo

      That's great then! If you need a new wardrobe I'd consider taking the time to do it. Most tops that are a bit glam are in the range of €20-€100

    • 3mo

      Yeah thanks xx

What Guys Said 7

  • For starters, be yourself. You want to be popular, but you’re not saying to which group you want to be popular to. You want to be glamorous, super nice and popular, but this could mean different things to different people and what one person sees or views as glamorous, won’t be viewed the same by another.

    If glamorous means, where you’re going to be going to school, that a person wears designer clothing, has all the brand names for the fads currently view acceptable by the your so called ‘popular’ crowd at the school you’re attending then you’re going to need to imitate those who are already popular by the definition you’re using.

    In other words, if you measure popularity by what you see, then emulate what you see, copy it, and make it your own and hopefully those in the ‘know’ will notice what you’re doing and invite you to join their click/gang/group---whatever they referred to themselves as. This is the most practice advice within the narrow scope you’re asking about, setting aside the notion as you’ve indicated to not just say you “Don’t need to be popular.”

    Although, I will point out the flaw you may find in your plan. Being glamorous and popular does NOT always walk hand-in-hand with being super nice. The two are not mutually exclusive. They are at times by what you’re describing polar opposite of each other and you may find that being one will not allow you to be the other.

    You may be the exception to this, but I’m wanting to point it out just so you’re aware that if you want to be popular the group you join may not be a nice group of people, because they feel their popularity and glamour makes them entitled to whatever they want and such arrogance doesn’t breed respect for others or is conducive to being ‘nice’ in general.

    This is my view. Hope it helps you come to the choice you're looking for in what you should do.

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  • well you should be friendly, dont give anyone something they can hate on. dont try to hard, act natural. Really if ur somewhat social you can become popular. but i would focus on making friends, thats really how to get popular. Or become infamous for jokes.

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  • Being popular is over rated. It's pretty much a circle jerk of people who think they're cooler than what they really are

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  • Date the hottest guy.

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  • Start with smiling and saying hi to people.
    Ask people about themselves.

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  • Just. be yourself

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  • popularity is overrated
    i wish i didn't know so many people

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What Girls Said 11

  • - Make sure you look nice every day
    - Have a good sense of style
    - Be outgoing, be friendly, don't be afraid to talk to people and make a lot of friends
    These are the general tips, but it doesn't actually make one popular or perceived to be popular.

    For instance I was considered popular in high school even though I didn't think I was at all (considering that I only ever spoke and hung out with 3 people who were my friends, and two other guy friends) and didn't realise it until people told me just before I graduated lol. Truth is I didn't give a fuck about how anybody saw me, or how popular I was or what people thought of me or how "nice" I was to people (I was actually pretty darn rude lol). I had a lot of arguments with people, specifically the ones I perceived to be popular. Some are just drawn to the "I don't give a fuck" people.
    I guess it might be the way you carry yourself in confidence. If you put yourself out there strongly (like not getting knocked down by bitches or annoying dudes) then people will look up to you. If you're too nice you can be perceived as fake sometimes.

    Truth is there isn't a specific "look" to being popular, some people just have a lot of friends and they may not even be perceived to be popular even though they are, and then there are people like me who was wrongly perceived to be popular even though I wasn't at all. Also, try not to care so damn much about what people think of you, just makes you look hella insecure.

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  • Looks pay a huge part. You can be popular without being hot, but it's a lot easier for a hot girl to be hot.

    -Stay in shape.
    -Keep your hair styled
    -Nails and toes done
    -Dress cute. Dont dress like a slut but dress cute and girly

    Be open to meeting and talking with new people. But if a bitch tries you then you need to check her. If you are weak and let people bully you then you won't be respected.

    Be careful with guys. Since you are a new girl you dont know any of the guys reputations and histories and its easier to get in some mess So friend zone all guys (even the hot, rich fine ones) until you get a better grasp of who is datingmaterial

    Dont be snooty to people even if they seem like losers. because you never know who they know or have allies to

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  • In college, no one cares. You're adults. Popularity is overrated and childish. Just talk to people, partner with people in study groups. Get to know people. No one gives a rats ass about popularity. It's so... high school. Study and focus on your degree. Intelligence and brains really shine in college because people who don't know wtf to do will be running to you for help. When there's a price tag tacked on to classes, people treat grades differently. You're going to be among adults and young people of all ages. Get into leadership roles. Smile, talk and open up to people.

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  • Honestly, if you're a nice person, funny and interesting, people will flock to you. Just be genuine.

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  • Star working out, up grade your wardrobe, learn how to do make up, change your hairstyle, take care of ur skin, whiten ur teeth, be sociable and friendly etc

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  • Dang what country are you in?
    Im jelly.
    Dress super stylish, wear natural glowy makeup and act super fake and bubbly lols do it... PS: I'm not even kidding

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  • Okay. Surely you don't NEED to be popular, but why would you want to?
    If you really want to, I can only offer one piece of advice.
    Be nice, while putting yourself out there.

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  • Be outgoing and friendly

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  • You don't want to be. But just talk to everyone

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  • I will tell you. The secret to be accepted by your peers is to have a lot of confidence and show a good attitude. Try to be sociable with everyone and participate in everything! Try to be yourself and make people accept you for who you are.

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  • Socialize, be yourself
    But again being popular isn't always that great. You could end up meeting the wrong people or the right people at the wrong time. And once you get out of High school you won't see like probably 98% of the 'friends' anymore.

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