That title sounds really mean and I don't mean I want to dump my old friends but I wish I had some friends who were a bit more fun! I seem to organise 90% of the nights out as noone else ever gets around to it and then usually 50% blow out due to kids/finances. When we all get together we do have a good time usually although a fair bit of booze is generally shipped so it might be that . Anyway everyone is coupled up now and most of us have children but mine are older than most peoples (7 and 4). I guess now mine are out of the baby/toddler stage and are at school I just want to get my life back a bit.
I want to go to a festival, girls holiday, concerts etc etc but noone can ever afford it or can't get babysitters. Plus noone else ever comes up with these ideas. It is always just pubs or restaurants.
It doesn't help that DH is a homebody who isn't particularly social apart from seeing a few of his good mates 4 times a year down the (yes you guessed it!) pub.
.... Ah, but it does help that DH is a homebody... Means he can happily stay at home with DCs while you are out and about. AIBU to suggest you look at evening courses, Meetup activities, etc? They can be quite good, actually...
YANBU, and can I join you? I'm 27, I dont have any friends outside of work local (I moved here for DH) and everyone is either single and living large, or coupley and staying in and watching telly sorts. It gets REALLY tiring just starting at DH all the time lol! We're also the only ones TTC/starting a family at the moment too so its only going to get worse.
AngryFeet: google Meetups UK... Basically, it's a group which organises loads of 'interest based' activities around UK (you know, wine tasting, dry stone walling, potholing, martial arts, language socials, advanced origami, etc.) which you can be kept informed about/join in with on a basis that's less of a commitment (and cheaper) than e.g. joining ongoing courses. Really good if you want to, erm, meet up with new people, also good if you're interested in doing something that doesn't float the boats of everyone you know. And flexible. Strongly recommended.
Heh - my husband works away from home so I don't ever get to go out!
I'd quite like some intelligent, educated types to meet for daytime coffee but seem to have fallen between too many groups - don't have the income to match the posh set, and ladies off of the local estate don't seem to have similar interests!
Im alot older than you,I chnage friends all the time, as do they, depending on what is happening in my life at that time,but I still have a small hard core,we just drop in and out of each other's lives,esepecially as not all of us share the same interests.
I find it hard to make new friends though. The only opportunity I get is at the school gate and so far there has been little in common there as they are all a fair bit older than me. Even at work I am in an office alone most of the time.
Nor am I sure what my interests are any more - except for reading. I guess I need to get out and do stuff by myself for a bit.
I did withdraw from the round of gigs when I had DS, and I miss it! I'm 32 too. There's something about having been out of the loop so long that makes me a bit apprehensive but I'm dying to jump back in!