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Because in Austin everyone is new. Beck: Did anybody ever believe you?
I met people through him, but Lookijg wanted my own friends. He taught us how to dance— Kristina: Waltz! Dree: Oh my god, I forgot about this!
Kristina: Dree deleted her Bumble recently so I went on my to screenshot them. When I was flying there, I sat next to these two elderly Frifndship named Ron and Betty. I was hanging out with a lot of guys, and I was kind of over that whole social scene.
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Laughing emoji face. Beck: Was it a similar or different experience to using dating apps for actual dating? People are always moving here for a couple years and moving away. Dree: The obvious target for that lie is boys. Courtesy of Dree McCarrel.
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We had to both go on pretty awkward friend dates. But then when Kristina and I met up, we just hung out for hours. Dree: There is a really similar vibe actually to the beginning of it. Do you guys talk about Kristina all the time? We were having a nonstop sleepover.
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But Kristina and I, when we became friends, we straight up hung out for like six months, nonstop. Courtesy of Kristina Baptiste. Making new friends can be a lot of emotional labor and a lot of work. A lot of girls would say in their bios: "Just looking for friends, obviously, but I'm also moving in six months so would love to meet a roommate!
It shows that you want to be serious about cultivating your friendships. Dree: Yes, for sure. But Kristina and I spent most of our friendship going out and trying rating hard to convince people that we were twin sisters, even though we look nothing alike. Dree: It was definitely March, because I was dating a musician at the time and I got really sick after South by Southwest [in early March].
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Beck: How did your friendship develop from there? Did it feel more like dating? If you or someone you know should be featured on The Friendship Files, get in touch at friendshipfiles theatlantic.
Everyone's solidified in their friend groups. She'd laugh halfway through and I'd have to take over. But it was so fun. Let's meet up.
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Kristina Baptiste left and Dree McCarrel right. Kristina: Both of us are dog-obsessed.
And I would say girls did feel kind of awkward. It was datinh. Register for FREE to find a new love or friendship; someone into walking, skiing or mountaineering; climbing, scrambling and mountain biking; or maybe you are a water person with sailing and canoeing as your main interest.
Beck: You said you went on a few other friend dates before you met each other. They told me they go there every Tuesday.
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Dree: I have their phone s. He's one of my best friends now. It was a great dog, too—his name was Brick; he was a little dog with dre.