Try them for three weeks and see what worked for you the most.After that, dismiss what doesn’t work for you and come back to pick new ideas you’ve never tried.Two different surveys in 2016 reflected the loneliness that many immigrants experience upon moving to Germany: it’s hard to make friends because Germans are perceived as unfriendly.
So basically, don’t get your hopes up - and if your flatmates turn out to be friendly, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Remember the term ‘verabredet’ Germans have a specific term for being committed to attending an event - even a casual get together: verabredet. At least for this American who’s used to flaky fellow Millennial friends back home cancelling at the last minute via text message, this can be both a surprising and refreshing realization.
But an easy way to burn bridges in Germany is when you’ve said you’ll go to something and then bail.
I once thought house parties were an exception to this rule, but no: I’ve had German friends call me out for even this.
But especially since Germans are known for often not making plans right away in new friendships, it’s good to take the initiative and do the inviting yourself. But these things don’t always transfer or translate well in another country.
The people you’re surrounded by didn’t grow up with the same references.