Lonely? Here’s your guide to making friends in LA

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Emmely Avila makes a sign to help members of the Los Angeles Friends TikTok group find each other in person. "Sometimes our friends are our family,” says Avila, who started the group to make friends. “I want that for everybody. Everybody deserves a friend.” Photo by Andrea Bautista.

Feeling lonely is normal. It’s also a sign you’re looking for community. Here’s a list of practical suggestions for making friends in LA. 

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