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Thus, the importance of the guy’s night, or girl’s night, out.
For couples, however, that time didn’t happen often: 53% of men and 61% of women held group events with their friends just once a year.
Surprisingly, Baby Boomers are the generation that thinks that making new friends is the easiest (40%) – more so than Gen X and Millennials (both 30%.) While Millennials and Gen X may be tuned into social media, it’s not the same thing as getting out there and making face-to-face chitchat with a potential new pal.
Baby Boomers were also more active than the younger generations when it came to making new friends.
The numbers for Gen X were about the same as Millennials.
(To be fair, Baby Boomers have had many more years to build their friend network).
Why does it hurt so acutely when we split with a close friend? Sadness and anger are likely two of the emotions brewing; there is also fear, guilt, confusion.
If we feel undermined or betrayed, we may ask ourselves if we knew the friend as well as we thought, or if we misjudged her character.
It may take time, but inevitably, you will grow to see that no one in the world has the power to define you (other than yourself).
As you can see below, there are many places to go to seek out a new acquaintance – parties or gatherings can’t be beat.
Millennials were most likely to go to a bar to seek out someone new.
Friends come and go from your life in unexpected ways, and no matter what age you are, there are times when you find yourself wanting to stock up on a few more pals.
Friends to go to the movies with, friends to go to restaurants with, friends to gossip with.