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How do you make close friends after college?

Asked by Xpress411 (120points) September 25th, 2008

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JackAdams's avatar

Keep the close friends you made, while IN college.

marinelife's avatar

As you get older, it does get harder. That is real. One way is to choose a workplace where there are a lot of people your age, the work environment is intense, and people socialize together after work. One example: high technology.

Another is to join a club or organization that centers around an activity you like: hiking club, kayaking, sailboat racing, bird watching, whatever. You are likely to meet people who have things in common with you. While doing the shared activities, you make memories together.

Reach out. Good luck.

fireside's avatar

I’ll second Marina.

A site like this can possibly point you towards some local clubs or groups.

Definitely all about similar interests. If you don’t know what your interests are, then you need to go out and explore. Take art classes, join a group of nature photographers, join a gym. If you are religious you can check into activities at your local spiritual center.

Find out what you like and share it with others, chances are you will find people with similar interests.

wenbert's avatar

um really close… but i made some friends while smoking…

Allie's avatar

Talk to you neighbors and/or (sorry for repeating) join some clubs or groups that do things you like to do. If you like to knit, have a knitting group with a bunch of people. If you like to read, join a book club.

zuluvictory's avatar

Letty Cottin Pogrebin wrote a book called “Among Friends.” It was published in 1987 or so. She describes seven different types of friendships and you may find her helpful and reassuring. Try your local public library or Amazon.

deaddolly's avatar

most of my good friends now I either had since high school or met at work. I’ve made a few great friends online as well.

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