Do people start losing friends at a certain age?

From our ever popular Questions In The Guardian We Can Answer series.


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7 thoughts on “Do people start losing friends at a certain age?”

  1. Or,

    One simply realizes that other people are assholes in general. How many people want to be friends with a bunch of assholes?

  2. Yes. You start losing friends when they get married or change job or their circumstances change fundamentally. Life’s like that.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Seinfeld had a whole monologue on how it got harder to make friends as you got older. Children make friends in seconds.

    Given that as you get older it becomes easier to fall out, or at least fall out of touch with, friends than make new ones, this is hardly a surprise.

    That is even without mentioning most wives dislike of their husbands spending money on anyone else. Hence the friends have to go in many cases.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    What DtP says plus as the years fly by you learn to recognise very quickly the difference between a good acquaintance and a friend. The former may be good fun in the pub or on the golf course, but you know you really wouldn’t want to spend a couple of weeks couple up with them on holiday in a small cottage.

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