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    Nov 7, 2014

    Making Friends In Your Twenties Vs. Your Thirties

    It used to be so easy.

    In your twenties, you assume everyone you meet is a potential new friend.

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    On Facebook and IRL.

    In your thirties, you assume everyone you meet already has plenty of friends and doesn't want any more.

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    In your twenties, you won't think twice before texting a new friend.

    In your thirties, you obsess over whether it would "be weird to text her."

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    "Hi Alanna. It's Rachel from work. Not sure if you know me, we sit next to each other every day?"

    In your twenties, you'll accept every invitation to hang out with a new friend, no matter how lame it sounds.

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    "Sure, I'll get in this car driven by a much-older stranger who maybe has a criminal record and go to that foam party three towns over with you!"

    In your thirties, you'll make up an excuse to avoid anything that sounds even a little boring.

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    "Go see your younger brother's Dave Matthews Band cover band on Saturday night? Oh, I have to... work. Yeah, on a Saturday night."

    In your twenties, not having any friends to hang out with on a Friday night seems like the worst thing ever.

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    In your thirties, not having any friends to hang out with on a Friday night is kind of a relief.

    In your twenties, you have endless opportunities to hang out with your new friends.

    In your thirties, it takes two weeks to decide to ask someone to hang out, and another three weeks to get something on the schedule.

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    When did getting coffee get so COMPLICATED?

    In your twenties, you never tire of hearing all the details of their sexual adventures.

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    In your thirties, you never tire of hearing all the details of their adventures in real estate.

    In your twenties, you get to know new friends while picking up Cool Ranch Doritos and PBR.

    In your thirties, you get to know new friends while picking up your kids at school.

    In your twenties, you know you're officially friends when you have a bunch of selfies together.

    In your thirties, you know you're officially friends when you can call them in the middle of the day because you get laid off.

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    In your twenties, good friends are easy to make and relatively easy to keep.

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    In your thirties, friends are harder to make and friendships take WAY more effort to maintain.

    But that means the friendships you do have are just that much stronger.

    In your twenties, you bond by getting drunk on cheap booze together.

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    In your thirties, you bond by getting drunk on slightly-less-cheap booze together.

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