Originally Posted by HeckedyPeg
I have used the internet to find local people with similar interests. One of my best friends I met 9 years ago on an email list, and I've just made a mommy friend from a list for AP Mom's in my county. I've used Yahoo Groups, meetup.com, and even the Finding your Tribe forum. I think it's a little easier making friends with a kid (an icebreaker!), and I prefer to hang with moms who have similar parenting ideas. You can also sign up for a fun class (with or without kids) through your local parks and rec, they're usually cheap and a good way to meet people who have a similar interest.
See, the thing is, I know how to meet people. That's not really the issue. My problem is that while I meet people, I feel I do a lot of the footwork and well, it seems to stay at the acquaintance level. And I don't know if it's me, or them, or what, really.
I seem to have the same problem as you, Kate. It seems to fizzle out. Especially if I don't make the first few moves. And even then.....
It's almost like I need to relearn how to make friends. Without kids, I had time to devote to hanging out, calling lots etc. How do I do this with kids? How do I make close relationships around busy, busy schedules? Sometimes I fear that by calling others primarily (since I pretty much am the first one to call) that I am imposing on them, especially with kids involved.