We’re currently in an epidemic of loneliness.
All our lives, there’s structure and social opportunities built in until we join the “real world” as “adults.” Once that happens, if we don’t have many friends or if we haven’t learned social skills to keep them, you’re more or less on your own. Social isolation is one of the worst feelings, and it can’t get better until it’s addressed and maintained.
I want to build a community to address this epidemic and help people make and keep friends as adults. I want to start out by helping make connections between people with similar hobbies or backgrounds and then they can help introduce even more people.
Beyond making friends, I see this turning into a community that cares for itself, with different chapters across the country, that volunteers, builds community gardens, and more. I think when we connect people to other people, we build stronger ties and stronger communities.
I’d love to hear opinions on where to get started and what you might want out of a community like this.