Making New Friends

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    [QUOTE]Hey enough of the posts to MOVA this is supposed to be all about me isnt it?
    Posted by daveh7373[/QUOTE]

    lol!

    I got carried away.

    I came into this thread because I'm having the same problem- I need to meet more people/make more friends. Not easy to do when older, single and working full time. I have work friends, but most are married so not available much after hours. Or younger and hang out with their own age group on weekends. I want to find more single women in my own age group and area to hang out with.
     
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    I am leaving this alone. Not friending her. I'm not even sure if Himself friended her. He just mentioned getting the request. I have not asked and don't care all that much. You guys are like a touch stone for me. Even if I don't intend to do anything specific about it, I like to gauge if my instincts are correct or not.   
     
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    [QUOTE]I am leaving this alone. Not friending her. I'm not even sure if Himself friended her. He just mentioned getting the request. I have not asked and don't care all that much. You guys are like a touch stone for me. Even if I don't intend to do anything specific about it, I like to gauge if my instincts are correct or not.   
    Posted by MoVa[/QUOTE]
    You can friend me if you like
     
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    daveh friended. Himself doesn't know a thing about it :)
     
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    MoVa, what she did was a dick move.  however, I am sure Himself has no desire to be swayed in any direction!  don't you just love class reunions?!
     
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    I'm in the same boat as DaveH and SoftPatina, but you couldn't pay me enough $ to go to my HS class reunion.  That was not a happy time for me!!

    DaveH, LL has you covered.  All the advice here is what you need to do.  Do the things you like to do and you'll meet someone.
     
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    I've recently run into this problem (not the Facebook one, but making friends).  I was unexpectedly divorced, and now I'm in a position where all my friends are married and have kids.  Which means that although I see them occasionally, I have to go to them, and they can only see me maybe once every few months in between all their family engagements. 

    I also work in a place where the average age is 60.  There is nothing wrong with smart, interesting 60-year-olds, but those kind of 60-year-olds do not work at my company.  So work is not a good source for me.

    Making new friends with people my age has also been difficult, as many of them are also married/have kids/have no time.  So what I'm doing now is going to a bunch of meetup events and being more open to having friends of all ages.  If I find someone interesting, no matter their age, I do my best to maintain or initiate further contact with them.

    It doesn't help that I'm pretty shy, especially in groups.  But doing meetup is good because I can just join groups that I'm interested in, and then I have a common topic to use as a conversation starter if I see someone there who seems interesting.
     
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    I'd like to make this thread about me, and how awesome and debonair I am, which is sure to kill this thread in no time.
     
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    dkchoc, you don't mention your age, but remember, those 60 somethings may have very nice children who are your age. You are doing it right, IMHO.
     
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    I have the same issue with wanting to make friends. One of the problems I have is that I am socially awkward and totally aware of it.

    I did go to an LL event recently and had a great time. But after I left I assume I said something wrong or did something stupid because I'm also a self loather, haaa.

    I have considered Meetup and may look into it more seriously soon.

     
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    well .... I really didn't want to be the one to say something, but....

     
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    jkj!

    What's up, man?  where you been?
     

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