In college, everyone is desperate for a group of new friends. You become close to your roomies, the other people who live on your floor, and people in your classes. You become friends with their friends and soon develop a close knit circle that stay with you for those 4 (or more) years.
Then you throw those hats up in the air and are left to your own devices.
Most of the time, you end up working in a different town from those friends you made. You enter a workplace where friendships have already been established or the people you work with are much, much older than you. Married, kids in high school or college. Or just becoming parents.
Nothing you can relate to.
So how do you develop new friendships outside of relying solely on those college friends who are no longer a 5 minute walk away at all times?
Don't get me wrong: I love my co-workers. They make going to work fun.
But they're all at a different life-stage than I am and I can't really relate. They're in their 30's-60's and they all have kids and/or grandkids, are married. They're all from around the town I work in.
I'm not married, not dating, don't have kids, am only 25, am a new nurse, from a different city.
So back to the question: how do you make friends after graduation? How do you make friends outside your work? Did you or do you have this problem?