If you feel like you haven’t made a new friend in a while, you’re not alone.
Most Americans haven’t made a new friend in five years, a study done by OnePoll and Evite found.
The research says 2,000 Americans were surveyed and out of those people, 45 percent said they struggle to make new friends. Eighty-one percent of the people surveyed said friendships that last were hard to find.
Their collaborative research shows that most adults peak in popularity at 23.
There is some good news though.
Forty-five percent of people said they would go out of their way to make new friends if they knew how or knew what opportunities to take.
So, what’s holding people back?
The study says a lot of the people they surveyed said they believed other people’s friend groups were already formed, so they didn’t have a chance. They also said it was because they avoided the bar scene.
A few other reasons people gave were their commitment to family, a lack of hobbies and moving to a new city where they don’t know anyone.
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