Based off a recent Rant and Rave (poor friends) and a rep point from a few people I have confirmed my worst fears. I need to make new friends. Out of my current group of friends, I've known most since I was 13. All are pretty decent guys, it's just we are moving in different directions. I no longer want to sit around and drink a case of Busch Light every weekend. Most don't have good jobs and I'm tired of having money to do things, and no one to do them with. I haven't made many new friends since I was in college. A few years ago I cut most of the college friends out of my life, because the only thing we had in common was that we drank together. The few friends that I have met in the last few years are from work, and live all over the country. Meaning when my current gig is over in a few months I'll get to see them a few times per year at most. Anyway, I need to make some new friends that are in a similar boat as me financially, professionally, and personality wise. I have no fucking clue how to do this. Do I just talk to people at the bar until I find someone that wants to hang out with me? Do I use meetup.com? I'm confused and scared about it. Focus: After you are over the age where social interaction is almost forced upon you, how do you go about making friends? I'm tempted to just move to a new place and start over from scratch. The result couldn't be much worse than what I have now. And on the plus side they wouldn't know all my fun stories.