Alex wrote an article for last Sunday’s New York Times about how hard it can be to make close friends in your thirties and forties. The astonishing thing is what a nerve his story has hit. The article has been viewed a gazillion times and is getting a record number of comments. It’s fascinating to realize how many people feel the same way.

Read the story here, if you’d like, and weigh in: Have you, too, found it hard to make new friends after college? Do you wish you had more close friends these days? Do you ever find it awkward to “ask someone out”?

P.S. Seinfeld’s take. :)

(Illustrations by Roman Muradov for the New York Times)