Usually, we meet friends when we go to school and/or start working. These friends, met usually in our 20's, remain with us and are wonderful since we share a common history. However, I've felt the need to develop new friendship for exactly that reason. As time passes, we change and sometimes the only thing holding us together is the past. This isn't enough and I'm starting this group in the hopes there are other people our there who wish to meet new people and develop new friendships based upon where we are now in our lives. I'm planning on the meetings being casual: a forum welcoming people who are eager to introduce themselves and tell the group what they're seeking in new friendships. We can then decide if we'd like to arrange more formal meetings, perhaps having dinner at a local restaurant on the East Side of Manhattan.