Self

Escaping the Friend Desert of Adulthood

How sociologists advise you make friends after 30.

Sean Kernan
5 min readNov 16, 2023

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Two men and one with his shoulder on the other.
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“I can’t do the 15th,” John said. “Can we push it back two weeks?” I looked at my calendar, trying to align the dates with our friend Derrick. Then, after finding a great window, John came back with another complication. I rubbed my temples in frustration.

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Sean Kernan

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