Not all of us can afford to host our own television show in search of a new BFF. And with back to school in full force it’s understandable to get a bit nostalgic about the days of sharing lunches, having sleepovers and meeting new roommates. Don’t spend another night alone watching Golden Girls re-runs or dragging your boyfriend to Drew Barrymore’s latest romantic comedy. Here are 5 ways to finding friendship after 25.
Proximity Equals Likeness
Psychologists believe you’re more likely to form friendships with the people you see most often. Get to know your neighbours, work colleagues and local store owners if you can. You speak to them on a daily basis anyway, why not try sparking a more electric conversation and seeing if it leads anywhere. You’ll be surprised by the juicy stories that can come out of chatting with neighbours.
Join the Club
Sign up for a sports team, dance class or cooking course to meet like minded gals on a regular basis. You’ll already have something passionate in common and a fixed schedule for play dates. Don’t be shy to invite the team out for beers, the dance class over for tea or the cooking class to your next dinner party.
Music has often been a universal language bringing people physically and emotionally together. Live music shows are a fun and fearless environment to let loose, be yourself and meet interesting people. Take a breather outside near the smoking section to overhear or join in on intriguing conversation and don’t forget to go powder your nose since bathroom bonding is inevitable for girls.
Blasts from the Past
With social networking at our finger tips there is no excuse for losing touch with old friends. There are multiple platforms of communication to choose from to check up on your old BFF-it’s almost creepy. And don’t forget a good old fashion phone call, hearing a voice you’ve known for years can remind you of who you are.