Making friends as an adult is hard, but these simple tips can help

Annabelle Timsit
Making friends as an adult is hard, but these simple tips can help

The first 20 years of our lives are designed to build friendships. By the time the average American turns 40, they spend more time with friends they met through their children than those they met at school. As Quartz’s Dan Kopf and Corinne Purtill have written, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey shows that, as they grow older, Americans spend less time with friends and more time alone.