I have realized that seven is my optimal friend-making number.
When I don't know anyone (as I do here, in Austin), I can't make friends in a crowded gym. It looks fun, and if Diego, Kate, Alicia, Hannah, Rob, Sally, Aaron, etc. were here to boogie down with me, I would have gladly joined the dance party.
But when I'm alone, I just can't seem to do it.
You would think this makes me more of a one-on-one girl, but you'd be wrong. I'm not good at putting my best foot forward, nor am I a very good judge of character. Meeting a brand new person is generally an excruciating experience for me, and very rarely results in a brand new BFFship being formed.
Which is why college and law school were my ideal friendship-making zones. You were constantly in smallish of groups of people, usually too lazy to leave the premises. Friendships just were--it was very Zen. Groups of seven people, hanging out and doing something? I am all over that action.
Will someone please find me a play date so I can make some effing friends already?