Or, you might find that an old friendship that lapsed due to distance can be picked up where it left off.Don’t automatically give up on old friends just because they moved away.
Think about the type of person that you’d like to meet and you just might increase your chances of meeting them!
One of the easiest ways to find friendship after 60 is to reconnect with your old friends form high school, university or work. Sometimes the people that you find you have the most in common with may not be the people that you knew when you were younger.
So, don’t be afraid to reach out to people that you already know – but, also don’t be afraid to use reunions and other events to meet other people with a similar background to you.
You might be surprised that you have developed common interests with your old friends in the years after school.
Here are a few ideas for making new friends in your sixties. But, the truth is that we all feel lonely from time to time.
I know women in marriages and with big families that feel like they have no-one to talk to. What we do about our feelings of loneliness is a choice! As George Monbiot wrote in this article in the Guardian, “This is the Age of Loneliness.” You are a good person and you deserve true friendship, love and attention.
Keep in mind that the first few connections will always be the hardest.
The more people you are able to connect with, the easier it will be to find other long-lost friends.
Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge.