We love dogs too, but we aren’t convinced they should be a man’s BEST friend. Tell us how you find good friends.
Many years ago, after moving to a new city, I remarked that “I could get a date, but I can’t make a friend.”
It was a strange feeling, after living for years in a college town where I had spent years connecting through business, community theater, volunteer groups, and musicians to have guys asking me out but no one who was interested in more than a smile and a nod unless it came with a proposition. But coming to the city as a solorpreneur, not socializing with my clients much and not with their staff at all, and not yet finding my way into the types of groups where I had always before found like spirits, I found it to be a long and frustrating time before I developed intimate, meaningful friendships.
Of course there’s the stereotype that girls need to talk to each other and guys need to do things together. But let’s bust that one right here—men need confidants too, and friends who “get them” and will talk about what they get.
So how does that happen? Share your stories of successful friendships, or what you WISH were true about making friends with other guys. You might help a brother out. Or you might even make some new friends.
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