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The Lonely Millennials: Young Kiwis say they struggle to make friends

The Lonely Millennials: Young Kiwis say they struggle to make friends

Review:  Today Brittany Keogh writes in the Sunday Star Times about two socially isolated millennial flatmates, Sacha Aislable and Kate Worboys, who started an Auckland on-line meet-up group to help themselves and other millennials make friends. They look to arrange events that do not cost money, so anyone can join in – for example, meeting at the beach or a park. 

They started a Facebook group, called The Lonely Millennials, which enables millennials to turn-off their devices at least once a month and meet face-to-face.  Similar groups have been started in Wellington and Christchurch, with a Wellington 20- to 30-something meetup.com group having more than 4,000  members.

Feature photo: Some of The Lonely Millennials’ Facebook group members met on Saturday. They are from the left Thomas Thew, Alex Vandervoorn, Sacha Aisabie, Kate Worboys and Jessica Segura. David White/Stuff.