Having moved to another country it's been quite a difficult process as I don't get that much out of associations rather real friendships... Plus as someone planning on staying for a long time I'm not overly bothered with people that are likely to move on in a couple of years. |
The friends I've got are a mixture of a couple of ex-girlfriends from when I lived here before, a lass I met through a dating website where we just clicked as friends, 3-4 colleagues and a few people I've got to know at the condo I live at over the last year.
As to the whole thing about developing friendships with someone of the opposite sex it depends on the real feelings of the people involved. I wouldn't expect my gf to feel comfortable with me meeting a girl that was interested in me and vice versa. If they have an agenda then they have a bias that means they can't be trusted to be a real friend and a motivation to undermine your current relationship. I also agree that it's very helpful if everyone involved knows each other well.
#9543418, By DodgyPast Making friends as an adult
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