Life is too short to spend it with uninteresting people.
My wife and I have always had a group of friends we are close with and have a good time with. I took it for granted that we always would, but a funny thing happens when you have kids. You tend to grown apart (inadvertently) from friends without kids and you form a new circle of friends with people who have children, often in your neighbourhood or whom you see at childrens’ activities or school.
Although we said it wouldn’t, this happened to us. We fell out of regular touch with our single and our childless friends and we started hanging out with a new groups of friends who tended to have kids the same age.
Here is the problem. Most of these new ‘friends’, while very nice people, are not overly interesting to us. They enjoy talking out they kids and their busy schedules. We love our kids dearly and have as busy a schedule as anyone, but we DO NOT enjoy discussing it when we are out an adult dinner. We still like discussing the same things we used to talk about – politics, ideas, sex, celebrities…. but we are finding precious few people who share these interests. We especially like people who can have interesting conversation on sexual and other perceived ‘edgy’ topics.
So… my question. How to adults with busy lives (while I don’t like discussing this over drinks, it is a reality that we do not have a lot of time to join new activities or hang out at bars) meet new couples that they will have things in common with?