There’s something oddly powerful about an invitation.
When you personally invite someone to attend a meal, event, or gathering, it signals: I thought of you. I want to spend time with you. You belong.
That impact is magnified if the invitation feels exclusive, tailored, and curated – even if the invitation is turned down.
Of course, like friendships, invitations need to be reciprocal to be sustainable.
If you find your social life a little quiet, try curating interesting gatherings to get the ball of reciprocity rolling.