Who else here feels like they're lacking utterly in the friend department? I have a few friends, but most of them are long-distance. The friends I have around here are pretty single-minded (we only share an interest or two..or only engage in those interests). At this point, it also hurts very badly to be around the coupled people (dating, married, whatever). I had a couple of friendships I was forging, but those were with his friends...and we all know the dynamics of breakups. I want to GO OUT and DO THINGS. There are things that I've wanted to do since I moved to this area TWO YEARS ago. I want to go to movies, go out drinking, go play in high-speed go carts. I want to engage the things that I at least think I'm interested in. But I don't want to do it alone. There's the catch-22. I have to go out to meet people and not be alone, but I don't want to be alone whilst doing it. So, instead, I sit.