Tag: making friends

MWF Seeking BFF: Must Live in Chicago

Published: March 18, 2010 | Last Updated: March 18, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Rachel Bertsche left her oldest and dearest friends behind when she moved to Chicago for love. Now that she’s settled in the Midwest, she’s on the hunt for a new best friend. She says if there were no such thing as online predators, she’d post a want ad on Craigslist: "MWF Seeking BFF: Must live […]

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Friendless in Seattle

Published: February 23, 2009 | Last Updated: February 24, 2009 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Why would a middle-aged woman not be able to keep a friend? Read my latest reader query on that topic on The Huffington Post.

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Women who bicker over books

Published: December 9, 2008 | Last Updated: December 9, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A recent article in the New York Times, Fought Over Any Good Books Lately?, by Joanne Kaufman recounted the story of a woman, named Jocelyn Bowie, who was invited to join a book club shortly after she moved back to Indiana. She had hoped she could find a sisterhood of women in the group with […]

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Elective Friendships

Published: November 6, 2008 | Last Updated: November 6, 2008 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

One political poll reported that a large majority of voters said they would be frightened if the presidential candidate—other than the one they supported—won the election. It reminded me of how we live in our own little worlds.   The differences between the parties’ candidates were great and I have to admit: Most of my […]

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A Friend in Every Port?

Published: June 2, 2008 | Last Updated: June 2, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

One of the nice things about traveling is that every trip offers opportunities to make new friendships or nurture old ones–if you make it a priority and take the time. You could ask an old friend to travel with you or simply engage in conversation with a potential new friend you meet across the aisle […]

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Six degrees: A friend of a friend

Published: August 11, 2007 | Last Updated: August 16, 2007 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a landmark experiment at Harvard University in the 1960s that looked at the “small world” phenomenon. Using snail mail correspondence, Milgram asked his study participants to forward an information packet about the study to the person they knew—who was mostly likely to know the person ultimately targeted to receive the correspondence… […]

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Friends wanted

Published: June 23, 2007 | Last Updated: July 6, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A recent ad on Craig’s list read: Female Friends -40’s (santa clara) Reply to: [email protected] Date: 2007-06-20, 10:18AM PDT Looking for active, dependable, female friends (40’s) for occasional walks (about 5 miles) at a local park in Santa Clara. Given the time constraints women face and the power of the internet, this advertisement sounded like […]

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