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A Safe Space to Practice Social Skills

I hesitate to call this a Real Life Nerds post, because the Redditors who started this may not be nerds.

A group of users in the SocialSkills subreddit have started an online practice space using Skype and Discord where people can just practice talking with other people. It's an opportunity to practice conversation and social skills with real people in a completely anonymous environment where you can work 1-on-1 or in groups of three or more. There is no judgment, no high stakes, just a safe place to practice talking.

Here is the original Reddit thread.
This is meant to be a safe space for anyone to practice and make mistakes with other people who get it. Whether you're socially awkward, shy, learning to converse in a non-native language, or just want to talk with other people, take a look.

Another Redditor suggested hanging out in r/CasualConversation, which is a similar idea but it's all in text. Talk about any casual topic you want without worrying about someone judging you.

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