Hard To Make Friends As An Adult

Hard To Make Friends As An Adult

Friending as an adult sucks! Join hosts Macey & Ryan as they explore the hardships of making friends as an adult. Each week will explore a different category of friendship as well as how adults can make and keep friends from that group. Macey & Ryan will give an honest, and, at times, hilarious, review of various friend categories while sharing their own experiences and stories. These married podcasts hosts were friends first and looking to shed light on the importance of platonic friendships post-college. Macey hosts multiple Meetup groups with over 8,000+ members across the United States, meaning she knows a thing or two about the awkwardness of adult connections. Tune in each week to gain inspiration for taking control of your social life as an adult!


April 25, 2023 22 mins

For our last episode of season 1, we're discussing group friends! Making friends in a club or group setting - such as Meetup, Facebook, alumni association, country club, gym, etc - can be a really easy way to actually make friends as an adult! Group organizers tend to be invested in ensuring members are getting the most out of the events and they can be the easiest way to make friends with common interests and beliefs. Hosts Ryan a...

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Roommates can be... something! Sometimes you truly can't live with them, can't live without them. If you get lucky and a roommate or neighbor ends up being best friend potential, you might have found a friend for life! Hosts Ryan & Macey talk all about their roommate experiences and if this category of friend is worth pursuing.
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April 25, 2023 18 mins
Having couple friends can be really beneficial if you are in a relationship! However, they can be difficult to make and sometimes hard to keep. Hosts Macey & Ryan discuss couple friends on this episode. Even if you are single, couple friends can be a great addition to your friend group and they often bring multiple perspectives and personalities when hanging out!
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January 18, 2023 21 mins

Making friends on vacation (or planning trips with your friends!) is a great way to maintain a healthy social life while also seeing some rad new places. Hosts Ryan and Macey discuss the benefits and perks of having travel friends. While making friends on vacation might seem daunting, there are many apps and ways to connect, no matter where your passport takes you. So follow us and listen every Wednesday as we discuss why it's "Har...

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January 11, 2023 26 mins

Almost everyone has relied on the internet or various apps to make connections and friendships, particularly post-pandemic. Online friends are a great option because there are many ways to meet potential BFFs, and you often have a shared hobby or interest. Ryan and Macey discuss some of the friendships they've made online and why websites and apps are great tools for building community. Just make sure you don't get catfished!

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January 4, 2023 9 mins

It's a New Year, and you might think it's time for new friends! Join hosts Ryan and Macey as they motivate & discuss ways to stick to your resolutions while building friendships. It's hard to make friends as an adult, and each year it only gets harder - make 2023 the year you reclaim your social life! Tune in every Wednesday for tips, tricks, and funny stories about friending post-college.

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December 21, 2022 19 mins

We're taking a break and doing this episode a little differently than the others to discuss something rarely talked about - adult isolation! During the holiday season and other times in your life you may feel quite lonely, particularly if you are going through a grieving period, failed relationship, or life setback. Hosts Ryan and Macey share their experiences and provide tips on combating isolation. A more "serious" episode for th...

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December 14, 2022 26 mins

Co-workers... you either love them or couldn't be paid to hang out with them! Join hosts Ryan and Macey as they discuss the co-worker-friend category. This category looks different for everyone because we all have different ideas of professionalism and boundaries in the workplace. You see your co-workers more than anyone, so they can be excellent friend potential! Please tune in and make sure to follow us on social media @hardtomak...

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December 7, 2022 24 mins

It's hard to make friends as an adult, and even more difficult if your hobby is Netflix and chilling! Hobby friends are great to have because they can help inspire and bring more fun to an already enjoyable hobby you have. However, they can be challenging to make if you have few hobbies or if your hobbies are individualistic. Hosts Ryan and Macey will share their opinions on hobby friends, discuss ways to make friends, and determin...

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November 30, 2022 25 mins

Bar friends can be easy to make once the liquid courage kicks in! Making friends at a local bar can be a great way to stay connected to your community, attend weekly events, and find friendship with low effort. They might not be BFF potential, but they can be a fun outlet. Join Macey & Ryan as they discuss the pluses and minuses of this particular friend category!

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November 21, 2022 19 mins

Hometown friends are a unique category of platonic relationships because they're often made in elementary school based on who also had crustless sandwiches yet somehow wind up staying by our sides into adulthood. The nostalgia and inside jokes give them lifelong friend potential. However, many of us lose contact when we leave our hometowns. Join Macey & Ryan as they discuss the pluses and minuses of this particular friend categ...

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