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Needing new friends
« on: January 31, 2019, 10:36:21 AM »
As long-time madhair60 fans will know, all my real person friends moved away and left me with the absolute detritus of my social circle, the people who play Warhammer and Cthulhu and spend their Friday evenings looking at the Fantasy Flight games website and I tell them about an interesting thing that happened and they glaze over and turn to the computer going "...maybe FFG has updated."

So, I need to make new friends, but I don't know how an adult does this without coming across like a massive fucking granule. How do you DO IT?

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 10:38:40 AM »
It's often said that new friends are not made after the age of 30. So make friends with some children.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 10:41:30 AM »
You could try posting on an online message board.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 10:41:44 AM »

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 10:48:21 AM »
Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to be considered for the position of madhair's new best friend. I enclose a copy of my CV.

Yours Faithfully,
ESP

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 11:14:48 AM »
I never have enough friends. There's meetup.com. You could join a choir. You could invite someone to the pub after work.

Why don't you organise a mini-meet with Dr Greggles and Angrew? They can be your friends.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 11:23:29 AM »
As long-time madhair60 fans will know, all my real person friends moved away and left me...

"It doesn't cost much to keep in touch"

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 11:24:53 AM »
Make children.
Children make friends.
Make friends with children's friends' parents.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 11:26:16 AM »
How do you DO IT?

Asking CaB this question is like asking a homeless person how they make so much money.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 11:29:49 AM »
Just forget it man. People are cunts. Embrace failure and die alone.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 11:30:48 AM »
Or just build some.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 11:32:29 AM »
I've heard slimming world is a great way to make friends

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 11:32:51 AM »
I'd like to help you, but, unfortunately, I have no friends whatsoever, so am not in a position to be of any practical use. :-(

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 11:33:48 AM »
Make children.
Children make friends.
Make friends with children's friends' parents.

This seems to be the way it's done now. Not being a dad I'm not invited to all the cool dad events, like dad football, dad pushing baby around in a pram, and dad sitting on sofas looking exhausted. I wish I was a dad, but I'm also very glad I'm not.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 11:35:19 AM »
I'm sorry to say this but I wish you nothing but bad luck in your task of finding new, decent friends as I enjoy hearing about the detritus too much, without whom I might still be unaware of the phrase "neckbeard". Sorry.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2019, 11:35:42 AM »
I'd like to help you, but, unfortunately, I have no friends whatsoever, so am not in a position to be of any practical use. :-(

Depends what he builds them out of, surely.  You could be very useful indeed.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 11:36:07 AM »
I'm sorry to say this but I wish you nothing but bad luck in your task of finding new, decent friends as I enjoy hearing about the detritus too much, without whom I might still be unaware of the phrase "neckbeard". Sorry.

That's completely fair

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 11:36:59 AM »
Games Workshop run game sessions at the weekend, you could try there.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2019, 11:37:48 AM »
What has to have gone wrong in your brain to like Cthulhu card games and Warhammer though? Going to another county to take part in an "X-Wing" tournament against children. This is a genuine and real thing they do.

They invited me to "Salute". I looked it up. I would genuinely rather go to eugenics than that.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2019, 11:39:06 AM »
Games Workshop run game sessions at the weekend, you could try there.

Mate I tried. I went to Inner Sanctum and that where these cunts congregate and, for the love of fuck's sake, they STINK. THEY DON'T WASH THEIR BODIES. How can I in good conscience spend time around them? Hi I'd like to buy these cards please. Certainly sir that will be thirty quid. SORRY MATE HOW MUCH, meanwhile the honk of the void is forcing itself into my smell holes.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 11:41:19 AM »
But do they like Undertale, though?

Find friends who like Undertale. Or not, I don't know any myself.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 11:41:27 AM »
I have two friends. I used to have more but I lost them when I was unwell. They were work friends but two of them were really good friends but now they won't speak to me. This makes me very sad and I miss them.

I really struggle to make friends outside of work. I really need human companionship but a lot of the time I don't know what to say to people.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2019, 11:45:37 AM »
FerriswheelBueller's having a baby soon so maybe he or she could be your new friend.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2019, 11:46:12 AM »
Who's going to link to that "Jam" sketch, with Julia Davies putting superglue on people's car door handles and setting tripwires for cyclists, and that ?

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2019, 12:05:28 PM »
I never have enough friends. There's meetup.com. You could join a choir. You could invite someone to the pub after work.

Why don't you organise a mini-meet with Dr Greggles and Angrew? They can be your friends.

I did this with a film group via Meet-Up and went along to a screening of Evil Dead thinking I'd be in good company,
however after 5 mins of general intros and film chat and the group excitement at the then forthcoming Mary Poppins
I just thought fuck this for a game of soldiers and never went to a Meet-Up again


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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2019, 12:07:44 PM »
Who's going to link to that "Jam" sketch, with Julia Davies putting superglue on people's car door handles and setting tripwires for cyclists, and that ?

Ha, I know the one. But when Madhair gets his new friend(s) he can do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Inei1wfSo&feature=youtu.be&t=1092&fbclid=IwAR0mCuRphjDsP99MjuD3nZjbKLRlLSbo72unmAd1-hDCYSXMS_Gwbj1M9yI


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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 12:18:22 PM »
My serious advice is move to a small community (provided you're fairly open-minded about what sort of friends you want).  I did this, I didn't even want any of the fuckers.

After that, you just join in with any old shit that's going, help out, smile at people you pass in the street, five minutes later, you're in for life whether you want it or no.  I am not even lying.  Small community and make sure not to act like a cunt.

Anyway, I'm your fucking friend madhair.

Edit to add - try to choose somewhere with reasonable weather, you'll never meet anyone if they're all indoors.

Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 12:23:30 PM »
I do think that after school and university there should be a third or fourth thing in the same vein that allows people to get a re-up on the friend stash.

I don't know anyone who has a Meet Me at MacDonalds haircut, for example.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 12:27:24 PM »
I went to my sister's birthday party and she had more friends there than I do on Facebook. How's she done that? Well, she's got hobbies hasn't she. Plays folk music, classical music, volunteers at places of historical interest. She likes talking to people and hearing their stories. What's your hobby madhair? I believe it's having wrong opinions about video games isn't it? You need to parlay that into having friends.

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Re: Needing new friends
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2019, 12:29:26 PM »
join a club
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