Do what you think is best @LED,
But you can get real life friends and still come see us.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to make friends in my peer group too and its not easy, so I feel that pain.
If you want to use your child as an excuse to find lady friends, it is easier…
Lots of places have clothing and kid stuff swaps, that would be a great place to start. You wouldn’t have to be there for social reasons, but if you meet someone cool you can stay in touch.
Also, lots of libraries have “reading time” for little kids, in my area its really just a kids running everywhere while mommy day drinks wine kind of deal. Don’t recommend the drunkie part, but it might be somewhere to meet people.