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How do you find new friends as adults? I have a few childhood friends and a couple of college friends. But overall, I only have a few select friends that I hang out with. How do you find new friends as adults?

I was sad to leave my last job because I had made friends with my coworkers over the last 5 years. Although I remain in contact with them, it was definitely a loss in friendships because I am not invitied to a lot of the hangouts the my old coworkers have anymore.

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I moved from Chicago to SoCal for my spouse’s work and knew no one- plus I was working remotely. This was like 6-7 years ago mind you.

I’m an avid runner so I was able to connect with people through my local track club. Also I have dogs so I would have to walk them when we had an apartment, so that helped me meet my neighbors as well. Some of my best friends here I met from my dogs taking a 💩on their yard! True story.

Also MeetUp helps too with letting you know what events are happening in your area based upon your likes & hobbies. That is where I would start. Or check your Alma Mater for an Alumni Club in your city?! Good luck! Good friends are hard to come by. Rather have 4 quarters than 100 Pennie’s these days! But that’s just me.

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We’ve made a ton of friends since we got a dog. Turns out there are a ton of people in our neighborhood our age that we had just never met because we never had an excuse to.

Just being outside and walking around the neighborhood with the dog has done wonders for us

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You make friends as an adult? If i wasn’t friends with you in elementary school- you are an acquaintance

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My best adult friends have come from
(1) my early years at work (2) kid-related/neighborhood type connections. I think there was definitely a friendship gap for me in the ages of 22-30 ish.

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Work and hobbies

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Same here

A friend of mine that moved to a new city had had luck with Bumble BFF

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Why is this an issue? As an adult, is solitude frightening to you? Just curious. If you need a friend - get a dog.

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Is it me or are the Accenture responses always a little off?

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Have kids and befriend the parents of your kids’ friends

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Adult friendships are mostly difficult when it comes to closeness/ openness . These ‘friendships’ are mostly acquaintances where the warmth of childhood friendships is rarely present and requires lot of efforts to connect.

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I live in a coliving space and it’s a great way to meet people if you’re not married and without kids

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Birth a child. Make new mom friends.

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bumble bff has worked for me!

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Meetup dot com. Hobbies. Volunteering. Church.

Sports and hobbies, in that order.

Playing sports or watching sports? Or both?

I found many friends through Meetup.com. Go to events that interests you and will find like minded people there.

There isn’t a magic formula. Irrespective of where or on which platform you meet people, if you want a friend you have to be one!

I’m Blessed to have work friends become great personal friends, even after leaving the company.

Borrow someone’s kid and go to school functions. Doesn’t even have to be a kid you know- lots of them hang out at the park.

D2 - That’s creepy

Find a church and get involved in a men’s bible study.

Hobbies/sports (I made some friends by getting back into golf) and church have been good options for me.

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