It sounds like a lot of us have these similarities. Is it a Cyburbian thing? I've got a lot of acquaintances, but few real "friends" like I did when I was younger, especially going through school. School really is the best time of your life, at least socially. When do you ever have the chance to interact with so many people on a pure social level ever again? So it stands to reason that pretty much ALL of my best friends are from college. I still keep in touch with most of them, although we are spread around the country now. My best friend is now in Denver. I've got a couple back in Illinois, still. Then I've got a good friend in Austin and one in Sacramento who I probably don't talk to nearly enough. My bestie in Denver and I speak on the phone at least once every 2 months for a while, and we usually see each other in person once or twice a year. My fiancee is of course the center of my life now, and we hang out with her mom and step-dad who live less than an hour away, but our friendships here don't yet have deep roots. I do have a good network of professional friends and acquaintances and with time I'm sure we'll start to feel more entrenched here.