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I'm in my mid-40 (female) and am finding that my friends are trending a lot younger because so many people my age have kids and I don't find talk about their kids interestingor want to manipulate my schedule in knots around their kid's schedules... but honestly, I also miss having friends who are more "peers" rather than feeling kinda mentor-like. How do I find friends my age without kids?

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Don’t rule out older folks. I’m also in my mid-40s and many of my friends are in their late 50s or 60s. Empty nesters can be just as vital and adventurous as child free people our age.

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What city are you in? I bet people in this bowl would like to be friends with you.

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I'm ahead of you, even. In my 50s. But I'm divorced (15 years ago) and now recently widowed (within the past year). Never wanted kids, certainly still don't. I'm afraid that if/when I were to date again, I'd have a hard time finding someone in my age group without kids or even grandkids. Ugh. Hard pass. Maybe I'll just get more dogs and call it a life... 😉

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YES! I relate to this so much. 37 years old and my closest friend locally is 24. I don’t have answers but you’re not alone! My friend is great but there are some things that I can’t relate to her on as a peer.

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With you. Late 30s and all my old friends have kids and can’t get time away.

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Yup. I’m a 40 year old guy and some of my friends are in their mid-20s because friends my age have families and it’s hard for us to relate 🤷🏻‍♂️

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