I recently read a post from fellow blogger A Cup of Jo (love her) about how so many people find it hard to make new friends especially when you are over the age of 30.
Andy and I moved to Telluride, CO after college in our early 20's and easily made a great group of friends that my husband and I still have. Then after having children we moved to Montrose, CO in our late 20's. It took me a good 2 years to feel like I found my 'tribe' of friends. Now in my mid-thirties I could see how moving to a new community and having to make new friends sounds daunting. And I am a pretty outgoing gal!
I have a friend who recently had to relocate her family to Vegas, and it has been challenging to try to find her 'type' of friends. Another friend who recently moved to Montrose said that it was hard to meet families & friends as well.
I think that when you get over the age of thirty close friends are harder to make because: we get pickier about our friends, we don't have as much time, we aren't socially out as often, we are more self reliant, and we are more guarded emotionally.
Here's the link to the great article in the NY times:
How many of you have found it harder to make those brotherly or sisterly bonds with new friends after the age of 30?