17 with no friends. So lonely and empty inside

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I am feeling as though I’ll never make friends ever. I didn’t move for sixth form which was probably my first big mistake. I needed a new environment to make friends and socialise but never got that. I feel like im missing out on so many major milestones in life that you kinda need friends for.

These are all the things that I haven’t done:
-didn’t do anything for 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th birthday
-haven’t had first kiss or sex
-haven’t been ‘out’ or clubbbing
-haven’t met up with any friends for a year now

I feel as though time is running out and if I don’t make friends now, I won’t have the chance to make real friends only boring work acquaintances or university housemates.

I NEED a group of fun sociable friends so badddd. Someone helppppp. I just needed to get this out so bad.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I am feeling as though I’ll never make friends ever. I didn’t move for sixth form which was probably my first big mistake. I needed a new environment to make friends and socialise but never got that. I feel like im missing out on so many major milestones in life that you kinda need friends for.

These are all the things that I haven’t done:
-didn’t do anything for 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th birthday
-haven’t had first kiss or sex
-haven’t been ‘out’ or clubbbing
-haven’t met up with any friends for a year now

I feel as though time is running out and if I don’t make friends now, I won’t have the chance to make real friends only boring work acquaintances or university housemates.

I NEED a group of fun sociable friends so badddd. Someone helppppp. I just needed to get this out so bad.
Do workshops and then just get to know people.. or go do something that forces you to interact and make friends like a hiking trip.
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Anonymous #1
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Do workshops and then just get to know people.. or go do something that forces you to interact and make friends like a hiking trip.
What are workshops and how do you go on a hiking trip to meet people? I’m honestly up for anything at this point tbh
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I am feeling as though I’ll never make friends ever. I didn’t move for sixth form which was probably my first big mistake. I needed a new environment to make friends and socialise but never got that. I feel like im missing out on so many major milestones in life that you kinda need friends for.

These are all the things that I haven’t done:
-didn’t do anything for 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th birthday
-haven’t had first kiss or sex
-haven’t been ‘out’ or clubbbing
-haven’t met up with any friends for a year now

I feel as though time is running out and if I don’t make friends now, I won’t have the chance to make real friends only boring work acquaintances or university housemates.

I NEED a group of fun sociable friends so badddd. Someone helppppp. I just needed to get this out so bad.
To be honest, it can be hard to make new friends in an environment you've been in for a while. But as the other person on this thread said you should try joining clubs or taking classes where you can socialise with people who have the same interests as you (since you'll both be taking the same class). It is also common to have your first kiss or your first time until your early twenties. Considering the past couple of years don't worry about the fact you haven't been 'out' or clubbing. You should also not do this if you will enjoy it. This goes for not being able to see your friends for the past year, covid has made it that much harder. Try not to generalise work acquaintances or university housemates, plenty of people make friends with people they work or live with during university and this attitude will not get you any friends. Just try new things, events, classes, try talking to people by complimenting them or asking them a question. There are plenty of ways to make friends.
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Anonymous #2
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What county do you live in?
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Anonymous #1
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What county do you live in?
North of London
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Also, a suprising amount of people dont go clubbing till the go to uni/ leave home. ditto for having sex etc.
But I do agree with clubs, sports etc as a way of finding friends.
Meetup.co.uk is a good option
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Anonymous #3
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I was exactly like you before I enrolled into a new college, it's literally the only way to make new friends. Once you get that fresh start in a new environment, you make new friends in your classes. You're only solution is to move schools from your secondary, it helped me a lot and now I have a whole friend group to hang with In break/lunch.
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