Something I was thinking about yesterday.
I saw my father in law and what always strikes me about him is that he's always going out for coffee with the guy he sat next to at primary school, or someone he worked with for 6 months in 1973.
I am essentially a confident introvert in that I find taking to people and making friends quite easy, but I much prefer being on my own. I'm 40 and I've been with my wife since I was 16 and have 3 kids so I don't have a huge amount of time for socialising.
I on the other hand lost touch with my school friends when I went to university, my university friends when I started my first job, any band mates within 6 months of leaving the band etc. Mostly this is my fault because I'm terrible at keeping in touch with people, sending birthday cards, etc and I don't use social media.
I've been WFH for about the past year and as a result I haven't made any friends in the new job and have started to lose contact with the people from my previous job.
It doesn't really bother me that I don't have any friends, but maybe it should. I actually find it annoying when I do have a group of friends as they are always asking me to do stuff and I usually don't want to.
I'm interested to see how typical this is or if I'm a total weirdo.