There are millions of wonderful people in the world who want more friends, people just like you.
The longer you stay in your own cocoon, the greater the chances that you will slip into an even darker mental state, like depression. Once you prepare yourself mentally for the road ahead, it’s time to define what “friendship” means to you.After all, as the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” What do you value most in your friends?Think about the type of person that you’d like to meet and you just might increase your chances of meeting them!One of the easiest ways to find friendship after 60 is to reconnect with your old friends form high school, university or work. Sometimes the people that you find you have the most in common with may not be the people that you knew when you were younger. Have genuine conversations where you disagree, express your interests and show your POV. If the other person says that you’re not his type, believe him.
DON’T keep chasing if it’s clear the feeling is one-sided.Having good friends is not just a “nice to have” – it is essential for our health and emotional well-being, as I discussed in this interview with Suzanne Braun Levine.The good news is that having a rich social life after 60 is absolutely possible – but, only if we take matters into our own hands!As a result, many women find themselves facing shrinking social circles and needing to make new friends.In other words, we find a void in our lives and no easy way to fill it.On the other hand, with everyone focused on clicking, it feels like “connecting” has taken on a new, softer meaning.