The main reason it becomes “harder” to make new friends as you get older is that you get really good at spotting red flags in people you meet.

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It’s also because you’re forced to be among people your own age (or thereabouts) up until a certain point. After that you have to actively seek people out.

bobojorge

That and you get cynical and wave you own red flags around like you’re proud of them.

Heressentialhand

That and everyone has their own lives. A lot of people start families and that consumes their time. People get consumed in work. People have their own hobbies and their own routines.

eternalrefuge86

And also spotting the red flags in yourself, so you decide to tuck yourself away under a rock and slowly disappear.

californiaboy93

Also… Time

einsibongo