As external conditions change, it becomes tougher to meet the three conditions that sociologists since the 1950s have considered crucial to making close friends: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other, said Rebecca G. Adams, a professor of sociology and gerontology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This is why so many people meet their lifelong friends in college, she added.

Adulthood, man. Adulthood.

  1. imnotliberaceyouknow reblogged this from akurjata and added:
    I was just talking about this tonight - 30s are a game changer.
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