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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Why is it hard to make friends over 30?

Great article in the NY Times looking at the three conditions considered crucial to making close friends (proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other,) and why it is so hard to make good friends after the age of... ahem... 30.

Check it out here: Friends of a Certain Age

Thanks to Hughmus for the heads up.


F. said...

Fairly accurate description I've what I've experienced... but I'm not sure that I'd call turning 30 a 'major life event'!!

You'll wake up on Saturday and feel muchly the same! Looking forward to being your friend for the decades to come.

James Pender said...

Yeah - I wonder whether this article should instead have been titled - 'Why is it hard to make friends when you are in a relationship and/or have a family?'