The idea that it’s harder to make friends the older you get seems to be generally accepted but… something seems a little off to me. It suggests an outdated narrative we’re all still passively accepting about marriage and raising kids and at what ages and stages (and in what order) those things occur.
And also, if this really is such a lasting truth, then why hasn’t anyone solved this? People complain about it all the time but I don’t see an equal amount of conversation about innovating or changing it. There are so many factors to why folks become socially isolated but it’s disconcerting how much, culturally, we’re just like “welp, that’s how it is”.