Let’s just cut to the chase – small groups can sometimes start out awkward. Like really awkward.
No one likes needed small talk, no one enjoys meeting random people for the first time, and I can only think of a few fun individuals in my life who truly enjoy the good ole’ “breaking the ice” experience.
Now for those who are SG veterans, we’re aware that it’s just how things go with the small group game. Eventually, you meet with someone in your group outside of the weekly set time or run into him or her at a store in town.
At some point a funny story or a vulnerable moment will be shared, and everyone else will feel free to open up as well. The awkward stage is just normal, and will usually wear off in a couple of weeks.