Coffee Talk: How To Make Friends After College

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For many of us, making friends came naturally when we were younger. We’d just walk up to someone, start talking, offer to share a toy, and begin playing. Voilà—new friend made! During our college years, we became friends with roommates, classmates, sorority sisters, and other young individuals who were in the same student organizations. Those close college friends saw us through everything, from the frantic cram sessions during finals week to the infamous frat parties to the rom-com movie marathons after a break-up. But graduation has come and gone, and we find ourselves in that post-grade state—the real world. Suddenly, making friends has become infinitely harder. It’s no longer as simple as walking up to another person and asking them to be friends. While that might have worked when we were 5-years-old, that doesn’t really work at 25-years-old.

So, we want to open up a discussion with all you Everygirls—how did you make friends post-college? Was it easy for you to form these new bonds in “the real world”? Or did you have a difficult time forming friendships with others after college? If so, do you have any advice for those of us who are currently experiencing this?