Because when you pursue hobbies and activities you enjoy, you have a good chance of meeting people with similar interests.
Check out that local lecture on modern literature or sign up for a sushi-making class.
If you’ve just moved to a new city, have a friend set you up on a totally platonic date with one of their friends who lives nearby.
You’ll have less to lose if the potential match doesn’t work out.
They’ve seen us weep over the death of our goldfish and laugh so hard that our abs are sore the next day.
But now that we’re all “professional,” it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of brand-new social circles and forget all about our old friends.
As hard as it may be to find romantic love, it’s arguably even more difficult to pick a new pal we really connect with or to keep in touch with buddies from the past.
Twenty- and 30-somethings are among the most “social” people out there.
As hurtful as their seeming lack of interest might be, try to cut your old pals some slack.
Instead of assuming they’ve become mean or don’t care about your relationship anymore, consider that they might be overwhelmed with work or family responsibilities (and remember that you’ve probably been in the same boat at times).