How do I make female friends like I make guy friends?
January 25, 2010 2:08 PM Subscribe
How can I (a mid-20s female) make more female friends?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (30 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
I had a decent group of girlfriends in high school, so I know this is possible... But I am having/ have had a hard time making girlfriends for a while. A lot of my friends in college were male, as I was in a male-dominated field. And I find boys just easier to talk to in general. Girls intimidate me. I never know what they're thinking and I guess I assume they're judging. But, I want more girlfriends because I also know that there are some things that I need to relate to women about. Also, I have a boyfriend now, and it would be nice to have the ladyfriends. If it matters, I am kinda girly... don't love to shop too much, but like art and doing crafts, gossip magazines, project runway.... so there are things that I have in common with women. I just don't know how to get the friendships to form. I've never made it a goal to be friends with any of my guy friends, it's just happened... (In fact, they've usually approach me.) So, it's weird to have this as a goal, but I think I need to make it one because it's not happening naturally. Anyone else overcome this issue or have any ideas?