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Luckily, I made a new friend during one of those 2am chats.
Greg, who was also recently single, was happy to trawl parties in the early hours and call a bowl of chips eaten outside a bar ‘dinner’.
I love seeing myself through their fresh eyes – and that I get to hear their best stories, the ones they’ve honed over years, for the first time.
Instead, they met a matured, educated woman with a baby, a job and a great Isabel Marant coat. I used to write off all posh people or anyone who worked in finance – too immature to see past superficial elements.
Once you leave the security of school and university, only the workplace throws you together with like- minded people – and you don’t always want to take office friendships home.
That is perhaps part of the reason why friendship-finding apps are on the rise.
And I also know that new friends don’t replace old friends – they just provide something different.
Something that makes the awkwardness of sending a ‘Want to be my friend text?