Post # 1
I have lost my last few guy friends for various reasons that had nothing to do with me (moving, had kids and now have no time to do anything, etc.). I have lots of female friends, but miss having guy friends to watch football (my husband doesn’t enjoy sports as much), helping me understand men, etc. I am having two problems- 1. where to find quality male platonic friends, and 2. it is a little awkward- I sometimes get the feeling they would like to hang out but think it’s wrong because I am married. My husband has mostly female friends and has no issues with this at all. I wear my wedding ring and try to make it clear that getting together to watch a game means just that. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Post # 3
I make male friends pretty easily – I play pickup frisbee which is mostly guys and I love to watch sports and talk about sports. I’d suggest that you see if there’s a pickup soccer/frisbee/other sport game you can join, or a rec league in your area. If you’re into sports, it’s surprisingly easy to make friends that way. After the game, we always end up talking about football (or other sports) and start making plans to go out and watch a game. My fiance usually comes with me, but sometimes he’s busy with schoolwork and it’s just me.
I’d definitely suggest meeting friends while playing sports or being active, though. Everyone’s all sweaty and gross, so people aren’t really looking to make dates, but it lends itself nicely to meeting people who are into watching sports as well as playing them. I’ve also met a couple girls who want to go out and watch football with me, so if it becomes a group thing, then it’s less likely people will think you’re interested in dating as well.
Post # 4
I’d use your husband to help! Join a coed sports team together, go out to the bars to watch the game, that kind of stuff. It’s a lot easier with a wingman 😉