Ever since we moved from Ithaca to Burlington, one of the big questions has been "how do you meet new friends?".
It's true that after college meeting new people that you actually get along with is much harder. And moving away from a place where you have 10 years of accumulated friends is also very hard. It helps, though, to have a very outgoing 2 year old. She's not shy at all and in fact the biggest problem is that she is a little too vivacious for most other 2 year olds. She tends to overwhelm them.
As for me and Keith? Well, I make all the playground circuits, and introduce myself to most everyone I meet. Keith participated in a neighborhood guys' night last night, and seemed to have fun. But there is no denying that it is like dating. Meet a new person, go on a playdate, or out to the movies... Is there a connection? Did she like me? Did I even like her? Does it matter, as long as our kids like each other? I never really went through an adult "dating scene" a la He's just not that into you, and I feel like my payback is now.
Hi! I'm June! Wanna be friends? If only it could be so easy.