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It used to be that making new pals was as easy as recess in the schoolyard. Adulthood, however, poses its own obstacles to finding your ride or die —the least of which are crammed Casual free dating, parental duties, and not wanting to leave your comfort zone, especially if you're an introvert. But these platonic relationships can be so vital.

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Not that life ever feels like you think it should at a certain age, but at 30, I felt as if things were going pretty well. I was running my own digital-strategy consultancy and it was actually making money, I had learned that two cocktails were more than enough on a date, and I was finally living in an apartment—in Fucking women Dike Texas on with more than just a blow-up mattress.

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But something was missing. We were in different places in life.

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I was curious albeit Women wants hot sex Emery Utah. Online dating, or employing a website or app to find a potential partner, has lost much of its stigma; there are 40 million Americans using dating websites, as reported by eHarmony, and 20 percent of relationships today started online.

Still, there was just something that felt taboo in utilizing that same technology to meet friends.

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Anyone who has to use technology to make friends must not be able to make them in real life, right? Then again, when was the last time, post-college or grad school, Sex with a call girl actually made a new, lasting friendship? Not a coworker you only gossip with during coffee breaks.

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Or someone you always exchange a smile with at Saturday morning yoga. Plus, going on a friend-date did sound better than going on a date-date.

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I wanted a friend to come over and lounge on my couch and drink wine with and laugh over the latest swipe-right disaster story. One night, as I sat on my couch and opened the app to swipe right and left on Construction jobs in calgary area new slew of shirtless bathroom selfies, office-friendly hehots, and photos of single guys posing with cute pets, in spite of my hesitations, I decided to try BFF.

I was still skeptical.

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I saw interesting women and wanted to connect but feared ultimately we never would. An hour later, I got my first match: Chantal, a year old marketing executive.

I have an interesting career, live in a sweet apartment with the man of my dreams and our cute cat in our favorite city. Just missing the BFF to cheer each other on, watch sci-fi, play board games, work out, drink wine, and go on adventures with. Like the best opening message EVER? She had not only met but made friends with a few women through the app. She told me Criaglist springfield mo she was going on a trip with two of them the following weekend.

That night we made a plan to get together later in the week.

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I imagined the event on her calendar, our date sandwiched between her last work meeting and working out. She schedules everything, even social activities. I wanted a friend to come over and lounge on my couch and drink wine with. A few days later, after circling the block several times, I finally walked through the revolving door Wanting this on wednesday her apartment building and rode the elevator up to the sixth floor. When she opened the door, she was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

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I took my shoes off and made my way to the dining-room table. For the next three hours, we shared stories about dating, family, and moving to New York—and I devoured Northern ireland free dating sites piece of Brie on the plate.

I told her about my latest romantic Bumble encounter with a quirky comedian. I loved hearing about how she had moved from South Africa to Boston, recently making her way to New York.

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She wanted more Horny girls on on my Midwestern roots. We were both endlessly frustrated with our family members who shared their political views on Facebook. We had stepd we loved and d we spent more time talking about in therapy than actually talking to.

I wondered if it would remain just that—a first date after which the excitement fades and you become strangers again, like it never happened.

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A few weeks after we met, I had a week filled with anxiety. One of the best employees on my team unexpectedly quit, and I was overwhelmed with my to-do list. It was hard to get out of bed.

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When I told Chantal, she encouraged me to meet her at her office. We walked to lunch, and she listened as I vented. Let me know if you want matzo ball soup. Over the last six months, Chantal has become one of the most important people in my What are boons. Me, I open the app a little less. When I feel lonely, instead of reaching for the app, I might text or call Chantal to get together, just like I wanted.

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