Thirty-year-old writer Rachel Bertsche chronicled her adventures trying to find new female friends in her book released December 2011, “MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend.” After she moved to Chicago, she found that making new female friends wasn’t all that easy -- she had to actively go out and find them. Bertsche said that after publishing “MWF Seeking BFF,” lots of women contacted her to share similar experiences: I heard from so many women on their own BFF searches because friends had moved, or their pals got married and had kids and suddenly had less free time, or because they wanted to settle down and their besties were still looking to party all the time.
“It can feel awkward to invite someone you hardly know for coffee and I was sure that the women I approached would think I seemed desperate or pathetic,” she told Huff Post blogger Dr. Some very special friendships last forever, but plenty of them run their course.
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