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How to make and keep friends as an adult

May 03, 2017 - The Washington Post

The first time Alex Paterson lived in Washington, as a 19-year-old summer intern from Montana, he had no friends.

He was working 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. - spending his days in an unpaid internship and chasing that with a job as a server at Logan Tavern in the evenings - leaving little time to cultivate friendships.

He would go to Town Danceboutique and dance by himself. "I was so happy," Paterson, now 22, said of his solo outings that summer. He was recently out of the closet, so it was en...