Los Angeles has a bad reputation for building meaningful friendships. The urban area is full of sunshine but has too many empty promises of “Let’s put it aside” and the kind of soul-crushing traffic that you don’t want to see.
So when you find people who nurture you, quickly lend a hand, don’t be afraid to drive or always get down, it feels very exciting. You have hit diamonds in a pile of cubic zirconias. Then people move out to buy a home in Joshua Tree or work on a long-term program in Atlanta or get busy with kids or take care of an ailing family member. And you have to start mining diamonds from scratch.
In this limited series, we explore friendship in Los Angeles, from superficial to life-changing. We offer suggestions on how to make friends and where to spend time, and share fresh stories about how the pandemic has deepened relationships, both new and old.
We all need to connect more than ever. Friend.
https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-08-04/friendship-in-los-angeles L.A. is hungry for connection. How to find — and keep — true friends amid the flakes