“How to go about making friends, female friends. There are dating sites to meet guys but I would like to make platonic friendships. There isn't anyone where I work as they are all much younger or a lot older. I'm in my forties and moved from London to Swansea four years ago. I have a long term boyfriend and we go out with other couples but I would like to have a few girlfriends so that I can have my own circle of friends.
I'm not looking to go out on the pull as I'm very happy in my relationship and I'm not a drinker and certainly don't want to go clubbing! But it would be nice to go out for a coffee, a meal or one or two drinks at a pub or just go shopping with.
My children took up my time when I first moved here, but one has now left home and the other is older and doing more of their own thing, which is why I now feel the need to have a friend or two. The couples that we go out with are very friendly but have their own circles of friends and I would like to make some of my own, perhaps with another woman in a similar situation.
Any advice please? Thank you.”
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