These are the WORST Countries to Make Friends

InterNations did a poll on the hardest countries to make friends in and here are the countries that ended up on the 2023 poll and the countries that keep appearing at the bottom time and time again.

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0:00 Intro
0:34 Estonia
2:21 Austria
4:26 Finland (& Norway/Sweden)
7:56 Switzerland
9:20 Japan
10:30 Germany
11:18 Kuwait
12:50 Bottom worst country

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  • @henryqu19 says:

    Nordic Countries๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ.: that’s our time

  • @Sammi_Kristiansen says:

    Hi Marina. Your team does a great job on the street! Thank you for making this video personally.
    I miss you from time to time. Enjoy the nice weather in the summer ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @tatianaflorez7858 says:

    Thank you so much for your kindness and honesty! Iโ€™d love to hear about your opinion on most friendly countries! Thanks!

  • @Radzoso says:

    “This bloke won’t haggle.”

  • @tazaoumur says:

    Great video! I currently live in Turkey and I’ve managed to find a plenty of friends here, being myself quite a reserved person. There’s an economical and migration crisis, so it might’ve affected Turkish positions in those ratings recently, but fundamentally they are very friendly people.

  • @ForeverNihil says:

    Im not surprised. I would say Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary are places where making friends is VEEEERY hard. For me the easiest Turkey, Azerbaijan. Such nice and warm people <3

    • @DatingBeyondBorders says:

      Yes am genuinely surprised that Hungary or Czech Republic for ex. are not on this list. Then again they might be on other lists that are similar, not sure

    • @nickplehn8302 says:

      Modern day America is impossible now a lot of the moments are for flicks and itโ€™s not real connection ๐Ÿ˜ข

    • @beste3975 says:

      @@nickplehn8302 Yes I observed it as a foreigner living in the US. People seem to be easy going but they are not your real friends. You understand that they are little selfish at the end of the day.

    • @anteup8198 says:

      At least strangers say “hello” and “goodbye” in the elevators in Poland and Hungry. Cant really say that’s the case in the countries with Germanic languages, nor Finland though.

    • @klimtkahlo says:

      @@beste3975my exact opinion after living in the USA for over two decades! Just fake friendliness! Pleasant to experience if you are a customer! But very frustrating and disappointing when you confuse it with real friendship!

  • @silviosantos6553 says:

    Yes, I want to see a list of the friendly ones ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @SteaksOnSpear says:

    For me the worst country to make friends is Cuba. 99% will act like they are your best friends, then rip you off hard when they get the opportunity. It really hard to make genuine connections here. I did make 1 really great aquaintance and we almost got fake married so she could move to europe but still i see it as overall one of the worst countries to make friends i’ve ever visited

    • @klimtkahlo says:

      News flash he/she only wanted a way out of Cuba!

    • @lxportugal9343 says:

      @TuAmigoElMorrocoy tell that to Americans that like to brag about how much money they earn

    • @irinaivanovic9792 says:

      I am a South Florida native and the Cuban population here is enormous. Your second sentence describing how these people will act like your best friend then rip you off HARD when they get the opportunity is absolutely 100% TRUE. This is why I do not trust them whatsoever. I don’t care how nice they are. They are opportunistic predators. People who move down here from the Midwest or anyone outside Florida who thinks this is the greatest place to live in the US are in for a hard awakening.

    • @irinaivanovic9792 says:

      @@TuAmigoElMorrocoy Yes, absolutely true. I lived in the heart of Mexico for some time, years ago, and the immediate feeling I got was to dress down..waaaayyy down, and try hard not to stand out. I already have blonde hair and green eyes so that was plenty enough for me to stand out where I lived. It’s always better to act poor and unassuming in any Latin American country, this is absolutely true. It’s far too dangerous to wear jewelry or nice clothing as well. Not worth the risk in such high risk and deadly crime rated countries. Mexico I think tops the list now as one of the most dangerous countries to visit or live in, just like some Arab countries and North Korea. Such a shame.

  • @felinegroovy says:

    For two countries that sound so similar Australia and Austria are on opposite ends of the making friends spectrum. I found it very easy to make friends in Australia but my family knew a family whose daughter went to visit relatives in Austria for a few months as a teen. She came back wih a snooty personality she didn’t have before.

  • @josefk7437 says:

    I was recently in Germany. I stayed at a hostel. I took the train to a lot of other cities and did things I had to cancel from my plans from prior trips. One thing I saw was Dรถner places on every street corner. What I did not like was that when I was at the Frankfurt hauptbahnhof, bums would beg me for money. I was marked as soon as I got in line to buy a crepe or any food from a vendor. One bum chased me all over the station to demand money. I think she was middle eastern. Most people I saw were from places other than Germany.

  • @erikadeslauriers3403 says:

    Please make a video about the best countries for expats to make friends!

  • @AM-or5vo says:

    I live in Nordic country. it super hard to make friend here and people are really lonely, yet aren’t open to other. I just wanna scream, if you are lonely, why aren’t you accept new people!

    • @mharg6408 says:

      It surprised me Scandinavians could be so closed in social relations. Where are you from ? greetings from Argentina

    • @xxstormxx56 says:

      Those people are pathetic. Yes you make a choice of being lonely, yet being sad and longing for companies. I have no sympathy for people like that.

    • @santostv. says:

      Come to Southern Europe, you will not be happy but you will have friends ๐Ÿ˜‚.

      Now talking seriously, you guys are like the Americans and are rich,l prefer individualism,independent and donโ€™t like bothering people from my understanding, for example at 18 you already live alone here we leave in our 30s, because we are โ€œpoorโ€, family and friends are our safety net,so community is very important although its changing a bit with the younger generation.

    • @Ballongspisaren says:

      So how do you try to get friends in the Nordics? Do you work or are a student? Most people find friends through school or work, not by randoms coming up on the street. I am Nordic, and i have never had any problems getting to know people. When I was in USA I found it weird with the small talk though, as it had no meaning. It was asking to ask, not because really interested in the answer.

    • @AndrewTheVikings says:

      They need therapy big time! Tell all these Scandinavians to go and see Dr. Orion Taraban from Psychacks. He will help them how to make friends again and in a relationship.

  • @johngonzalez4298 says:

    Happy Thursday, Marina! I haven’t been to any of the countries that you mentioned but I hope to visit them one of these days. My parents on the other hand have been to Faroe Islands ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช, Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด, Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ, and Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ as the places mentioned in your video and they enjoyed their time over there and exploring around the cities. Hope to see more of these videos and wishing you a wonderful day

  • @rmv2185 says:

    You are missing the Netherlands,I mean, people can be polite and nice but then, to make friends is almost impossible.

  • @CaptainGyro says:

    Great presentation.

  • @sakeebkamal3472 says:

    Absolutely agree with the list ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • @nemma3465 says:

    Just want to add on for Switzerland, based on my experience staying there, it can depend on which cities you are staying at. The people in Ticino (Italian speaking part) were way more friendlier and warmer as compared to both the German and French speaking parts. Even my friend who is a Swiss-Italian native, told me that he felt like a complete foreigner when he went to Lausanne. Then again, these are based on our personal experiences and may not be applicable for everyone.

    • @DatingBeyondBorders says:

      This does make sense as German-Swiss for ex. are quite different. I think because they make up the majority this heavily influenced the poll

  • @Charlotte-vp2fu says:

    There’s no such thing as friendship in Sweden. Trust me. I know.
    (I’m Swedish and I spent several years in California. The difference is 100%. And I don’t know why this is…)
    You may believe that you have a “friend” – but if you need 20 dollars for a cab fare all of a sudden – they will look at you as if you’ve asked them to chop off an arm… It’s bizarre. They’re hopeless.

    • @santostv. says:

      I hear that about the Dutch they ask for tikkies for simple things, make only enough food only for them and ask you to leave ect

      Btw thanks for Gyรถkeres, his personality doesnโ€™t seem from Swedish but I never been in Sweden ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • @asiersanz8941 says:

      I am a basque guy. I was once in Malmoe and I had a problem with tha change in the local money in a bar. A couple of swedes that were there offered me help instantly. So I guess not everybody is the same in Sweden ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @Vickisens says:

    Why is this something to post on Youtube? This information doesn’t provide any value to people.

    What you said about Sweden is not true. I have many friends from work and university.

    So, this is absolutely not true at all. If you are a visitor, of course, it is hard to make friends here because you live somewhere else, making it difficult to see each other. But it is like this everywhere.

    • @Lanaase says:

      It’s true that making friends as a visitor can be more difficult, as you pointed out, and this can apply to many places, not just Sweden.

      So I don’t get this video either… Like everyone have their own experiences. I have heard that Sweden is among the top of best countries to live in.

    • @Lanaase says:

      Like you can’t base on something when you have been in a country for like a month/week, you need to actually live in the country to get an opinion. Like you said, it is hard to make friends everywhere when you are staying in a short time of period…

  • @user-fi7ud8xu3e says:

    Finally, I realized why I don’t have any friends.
    I’m Japanese and Finn.
    Thank you.

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