As you've gotten older has it been more difficult to form new relationships?

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    Jan 07, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    I've been having one hell of a time forming any new friendships or even meeting anyone I've been interested in, in a long time. There just aren't many people who "speak to me" anymore.

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    Jan 07, 2013 5:35 AM GMT
    No it's just technology. Everyone is so busy speaking to people on apps than in person.
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    Jan 07, 2013 7:31 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 saidNo it's just technology. Everyone is so busy speaking to people on apps than in person.


    THIS! Gen iY sucks and everyone that buys in to texting and crap. I hate txt messages.
  • wellwell

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    Jan 07, 2013 7:58 AM GMT
    Might have worked out that way, but I live in a college town icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 07, 2013 8:02 AM GMT
    I'm comfortable adapting to technology and social trends. I can deal with the lower standards of grammar. I get a decent amount of chat interest online and socially...

    But...

    I struggle to find people who can engage my interest very long. I have a bad problem of paying more attention to vapid hot bodies instead of thoughtful brunch people. So in that sense it has been difficult to forge meaningful relationships over the past few years. ( Except for the ltr I have with my dog - it's kinda new. )
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    Jan 07, 2013 8:07 AM GMT
    Time to move out of Salt Lake City! Big City it
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    Jan 07, 2013 8:09 AM GMT
    No, but I've always sucked at forming new relationships anyway. If anything, I'm a little better because I've realized my faults, and I've been trying to work on them.
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    Jan 07, 2013 8:11 AM GMT
    zeffery saidTime to move out of Salt Lake City! Big City it


    Not really... small towns or even religious ones you can find what you are looking for and sometimes that's more genuine that the city. Just my thoughts.
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    Jan 07, 2013 8:18 AM GMT
    zeffery saidTime to move out of Salt Lake City! Big City it


    That too. Denver, Salt Lake, Albuquerque...all insular mountain towns. They look like cities amidst the endless miles of cowpoke, but the apple don't fall too far from the tree.

    Isolated cities breed isolated minded people which make it difficult to form new friendships. Alot of people I know who have close-knit friendships have been with the same people for 10-20 years. They know if they build up the courage to let them go, they probably won't meet new friends for awhile.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jan 07, 2013 9:58 AM GMT
    Actually it has not gotten harder for me. I think you try sites like this one and meetup.com they tons of social groups.
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    Jan 07, 2013 10:01 AM GMT
    It really depends.

    I found I met most of my good friends when I was in my UNI days and not working full time. Had more time and was going out a lot more.

    Now with work and running a business naturally there is less time to socialise. Also when you are older you tend to get set in your own ways of doing stuff and maybe not get open to new things.

    I want to change that though! You only live once so it's my resolution this year to be open to new friendships and meeting new people!
  • Sportsfan1

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    Jan 07, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    Many times one has to take the initiative and try to meet people and form new friendships and/or relationships. It does seem to get harder as one "matures". Try joining some clubs or social groups that have something you are interested in. I have taken up ballroom dancing and have met some wonderful people in that circle. Have not met that special person yet but I know he is out there.