The Difficulty Of Making Friends Once You’re 30

July 25, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Alex Williams described some of the challenges you face when trying to make friends once you get past the age of 30:

  • Your workplace is where you meet the most people however since you are, in some ways, competing against them, you hide your vulnerabilities and quirks.
  • It is also difficult to know when (and if) networking turns into a true friendship.
  • Having a different salary than others can make things awkward – narrowing the potential friendships you can build.
  • Once you find a partner you might want to find other partners to spend time with – but that requires at least four people to like each other.
  • Those that have kids more often than not find themselves spending time with the parents of their kids’ friends, rather than people of their own choosing.

To read more including what the experts have to say, what one man did to solve the problem, the conditions under which people are most likely to form new friendships, how our definition of the word friend evolves over time, when we miss their presence the most, what C.K. Louis has to say about it, and the importance of ‘proximity’ click here.

Source: The New York Times

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