There have been a handful of people that I have been very close to over the years but they were few and far between. I have recently moved to a new town across the country from where I had lived for the past 7 years. Towards the end of that 7 years I had finally started to make real friends and have meaningful relationships, however, it was short lived due to the fact that moving far away was inevitable. So here I am starting over. The problem is that is seems like most people are very phony. They act a certain way but are very different than they want the world to see. I find this to be very scary, since people can act very reckless and crazy and drag you with them. I'm also finding that people are down right rude. They get annoyed easily and seem to be very impatient even when they are not in a hurry. There are lots of people that want to party all the time which is fine if it works for them. However, I am 30 years old, married, and have a child in middle school, so partying is the last thing on my mind. Also there are lots of interesting people who already have lots of friends and aren't interested in making any more.
It's so hard to meet people!! REAL people. Besides my husband, I cant remember the last time I had a really good friend. Someone I could talk to about anything and have a deep connection with. Its getting harder to have to live like this with no one to connect to. Some times I just want to go see a movie with someone. Sometimes I just want to go grab dinner and check out a book store with another human being!! I'm not religious so joining a church is out of the question. I'm happy to get out there and meet people but I have no one to do that with so I'd be going everywhere alone until I started meeting people. I feel weird about this. People are less inclined to strike up a conversation with some random person standing there. Does anyone know what this is like? How have you all handled it? Any advice is appreciated!