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Am I the only person who feels like they have difficulty making friends as an adult? I wouldn’t say that I was an outgoing kid, but I definitely had more friends as a child than I do now, as an adult. Even as a painfully shy child, making friends felt easier than it does now.
I feel like it should be easier now. After all, I don’t have to ask my mom to drive me to a playdate, I have my own money to spend, and I feel like I have more to talk about than I did as a child. However, as an adult developing new friendships has proven to be a challenge for me.
It would be easy to “blame” motherhood, and cite that as the reason. However, the fact of the matter is that even in college making friends wasn’t a breeze for me. The girlfriends I have from college are girls that lived in my dorm, and they are an awesome group of ladies! I just wish we lived closer to each other, but I guess we’ll have to make do with girlfriend getaways (like we did last year!).
Making New Friends is Like Dating
At times I can’t help but feel like making new friends as an adult is a lot like dating. You try to present your best side, and try to find the people you’re compatible with. I once sent a DM to an awesome mama suggesting we get together for a playdate and I had a flashback to college, texting a boy. It felt a little awkward, I’m not gonna lie.
This is where I would typically share with you what works best for me, but I got nothing. So share with me, please! Tell me your best tips and tricks for making awesome mama friends! Or non-mama friends. I don’t discriminate.