When Was The Last Time You Made A New Friend?
The average adult hasn't made a new friend in the last 5 years. I'm serious...we're not talking facebook friends or someone you have become re-acquainted with...a NEW friend.
A new study says our ability to make friends peaks at age 23 and declines after that.
The average American has five good friends . . . three "best" friends . . . eight people they hang out with, but not one-on-one . . . another 50 casual acquaintances . . . and 91 people they're only friends with on social media.
The places you are most likely to make friends are; work . . . in high school . . . and at college.
The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Evite, uncovered that one of the reasons 42 percent of adults struggle to make friends is due to introversion or shyness.
And the challenge is not just in breaking out of their shell but also breaking into new social situations and circles.
Now don't get depressed, that's not the answer...be more social.