Why is it hard to make friends over 30? That’s the subtitle of one of my favorite articles from the New York Times. My friends and I have asked a variation of that question in our post-college life: Why is it hard to make friends after college?
In the article, the author quotes sociologist Rebecca G. Adams about the three crucial conditions that are required to making close friends: “Proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other.”
Considering those conditions, it’s obvious why college relationships usually blossom into deep friendships.