Adult find a friend
Making friends when you're younger just happens naturally. So what do you do if you wake up one morning and realize you don't have any people?
But making friends as an adult is more like seeing the gynecologist. Where do you start without resorting to combing loud bars filled with people who are actually as young as you feel but who look like middle schoolers? I can't guarantee you won't feel like you're about to get the speculum or that you won't fall on your face and spill something that stains on something really expensive.
It's not like in all your schooling and growing up you've been taught these important skills of developing patience and keeping going despite setbacks.
And if you're child-less, but still have a furry child (as in a cat or dog or hamster, of course — let's not get weird), try heading to a dog park.
They don't want that power and you need to learn it's what's best for you too.
So yeah none of this is straightforward but that's because friendships are not straightforward. I know there can be great friendships in store for you.
And if, at the last minute, you decide you just don't have it in you, no one's night will be ruined if you don't go. You're not chasing a degree, so you can take something like pottery or bowling. Plus, nothing makes for a popular Instagram post like a clever protest sign. If so, here's a coffee and a hug, because, for reals, that seems amazingly difficult.
It's better than trying to talk to people at the gym. If you're not already meeting other parents through your part-time, unpaid transportation job, consider having a few kids and their parents over to play and chat.