The Lonely Girls Club: How groups and meet-ups are helping women make friends

juin 5, 2022 · Filed Under Flingster hoe werkt het · Commentaire 

The Lonely Girls Club: How groups and meet-ups are helping women make friends

Making new friends as an adult can feel impossible, not least in the aftermath of a pandemic. In the fact of record levels of reported loneliness, new events are helping women across the UK find their tribe.

When Ines, 19, moved to London from Portugal, she realised just how lonely the city could be. “I love London but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I find it difficult to make connections here, especially outside a university context”, she says.

Ines and I first crossed paths as part of an organised social event for the Facebook group Girls in London. The meet-up outside the Tate Modern brought together around 20 women, ranging in age from 18 to 30-years-old, united by a desire to make new friends.

Arriving as strangers, we found ourselves standing in a circle outside the imposing former power station, ready for an opportunity to chat, to forge connections, and (maybe) look at some art too. Lire la suite