Axios Finish Line: Making friends

6/30/2022 4:55:00 AM

We value family and work — but friendship often falls behind.

Studies have shown friendship lengthens our lives, improves our performance at work, makes us better parents and broadens our minds. But 27% of millennials say they have no close friends, and 22% say they have no friends at all, according to a new study.

We value family and work — but friendship often falls behind.

Friendship is a huge investment,says Jeffrey Hall, a professor at the University of Kansas. It takes around 50 hours of time spent together to go from being acquainted to being casual friends, per his research.It takes about 90 hours to advance from casual pals to good friends.

And it takes more than 200 hours to become confidants.Spending that time togetherbecame even harder when the pandemic isolated us and remote work and school kept us at home.So if you're lookingfor friendship, here are some tips — gleaned from sociologists and psychologists — on how to make those connections.

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Friendship is a huge investment, says Jeffrey Hall, a professor at the University of Kansas. It takes around 50 hours of time spent together to go from being acquainted to being casual friends, per his research. None of those factors are expected to have a bearing on the CW transaction, insiders said. It takes about 90 hours to advance from casual pals to good friends. And it takes more than 200 hours to become confidants. Instead, the company has agreed to shoulder the losses at the network, which could be north of $100 million this year. Spending that time together became even harder when the pandemic isolated us and remote work and school kept us at home. Norwegian Cruise Line said all guests onboard would disembark in Seattle as originally planned.

So if you're looking for friendship, here are some tips — gleaned from sociologists and psychologists — on how to make those connections. Even though the network itself has consistently booked losses, the joint venture partners have made hefty profits by licensing CW shows to Netflix, sometimes agreeing to renew shows whose linear ratings did not appear to justify those re-ups. Put in the hours. Cultivating a close friend takes time — and pays off. As the network made its annual upfront presentation to media buyers last month in New York, to the looming change of ownership and a “time of transition. Put in the face time. It can feel forced to try to build friendships virtually, Hall says. Among the discontinued were DC’s Legends of Tomorrow ,.

If you're looking for a friend, go to the office a few times a week if you're remote, or try an in-person workout class instead of a YouTube video. Remember old friends. .