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In the Media – Making friends as you age (Toronto Star)

Published: January 14, 2016 | Last Updated: January 14, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
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Making friends as you age involves both attitude and opportunity. Writing for the Toronto Star, reporter Lauren Pelley describes some of the challenges entailed in making new friends in her recent article entitled, “Making new friends as you age: It’s tough, but worth the effort. 

She writes:

The struggle of finding friends is a familiar scenario many people can relate to as they age. Maybe you’ve moved back home after graduating university or college, or you’ve landed a job in a new city. Maybe all your friends are having babies and you’re single, or vice versa — you’re the one with kids.

She also provides some suggestions for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s and interviews Amy Wood who recently started a new service called, Yes New Friends in Toronto.

She also quotes Dr. Levine:

One thing that often holds people back is the myth that everyone already has their friends, says Levine. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” she says.

“Friendships are dynamic and changing. Just like you could be losing some friends or the nature of your friendships are changing, you have to act on the presumption that other people are in the same situation.”

Click here to read the Toronto Star article in its entirety.

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  1. Sheryl says:

    Midlife (or later-in-life) friendships are so precious; one, because they are sometimes unexpected and two, because they are devoid of all the drama of the younger years!

  2. Jared says:

    Nice article, but I noticed it suggests you visit two websites for opportunities to make friends. One is limited to people in Toronto, Canada. The other is limited to women only.

    The majority of articles about friendship always focus on women.

    • Irene says:


      You are correct that there are more such sites for women. I’m going to try to identify as many sites like these as I can.

      Anyone have some to add to the list?


  3. Amy F says:

    Even when you’re not actively looking for new friends, sometimes friendships develop organically from acquaintances.

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