I have zero social life and covid is making it worse. Even if most of my free time wasn’t sucked up by the firm, I’m still not sure I’d have much of one. I struggle with making friends and I’m not very extroverted. But I’m over thirty now, still single, and really starting to feel lonely.

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I feel this and trust me it’s hard. Feel free to DM me. I’ve been there.

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I can relate. Are you female? I am and moved to a new city not long ago where I had zero friends. Joined a bunch of Facebook and other social media groups for people who live in my area. They’re all female groups, that’s why I asked your gender. Long story short, lots of people are seeking new friends - either due to being new in town, needing single friends because all of their other friends are married with kids, etc etc. if you’re willing to meet new people during covid, it’s really not that hard to find people interested in meeting up or doing some activity together. Maybe you’ll meet 5 people and click with one of them but it’s not impossible to make new friends at your age. Give it a go.

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I wanted to add something. In my time in the new city I have met a lot of people through these social media groups, college alumni association, professional networking events, meetups, etc etc. I can say one is now a friend, the others acquaintances or out of my life completely. What separates this one person from the others is the effort she put into establishing a friendship with me. She would call just to chit chat. She would ask how I’m doing - like actually ask vs it just being a greeting. She would ask to meetup for an hour or less for a coffee to just get some face time and catch up, if our schedules didn’t allow for anything more. I’m thankful she put in the effort because that would not have come naturally to me.

I feel the same sometimes. I try to make good connections at work too given we’re there so much and there are a some great people here. I find it easier to be friends with people who aren’t in my direct team as there is no competition etc.

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I feel this too, please know you’re not alone in trying to figure this out

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