When I am in a group setting playing a sport or hiking with random people, I tend to either smile at people I just meet, say hi to strangers, introduce myself, or strike up conversation with people I hardly know. I'm a very smiley person and also greet people from afar a lot. In a friend hangout, if there are cliques, I end up making my rounds and striking up conversation with everyone at one point. Mostly I just want people to feel welcomed. Fyi: I'm not touchy, I don't talk to straight men with me being the only girl in the group, and I don't flirt.
Men, is this a turn off?
I've hardly been outgoing for most of my life. This is something I just started to practice now in my twenties.
When I was 20s it was a big turn on for every guy I knew, if a woman was friendly and comfortable talking to men.
"being overly friendly" from the POV of a guy looking for serious would be her actively flirting. That is sexual flirting with every dude or worse, getting touchy. Cause it indicates she's sleeping with every dude and guys looking for serious tend not to want to share or risk it on a woman who doesn't think "loyalty" is a thing. If he wanted that he could just get a hooker for way less hassle. Of course, the usual feminists would claim that what I'm saying is unfair because "men and women are the same". Just ignore that crowd if you want to be attractive to men in non-shallow ways.