I'm meeting someone next week for drinks after work at a nearby mall, a halfway point between where we both work. I had placed an ad looking to expand my circle of friends (all 2 of them) and this woman responded saying that she too was recently divorced and looking for the same. I am going through a separation from my husband and it's been the toughest thing in my life so far. I am quite nervous about this meeting. I really do need to get out more and make more friends. The two friends I have are great but they live aboute 45-1 hour from me so we can't get together as often as we'd like. This woman that responded to my ad actually lives out the same distance but I'm still willing to meet her. Any tips, suggestions? Have you or anyone ever done that before, advertise for a friend? Ifeel so pathetic.