What I am missing is The Holy Trinity. Not in religious terms, The Holy Trinity was a term for three of my closest male friends. I was an honorary member of the group but never fully paid up.
In the last year they have each met a girl, settled down, and now either co-habiting or married.
Never to be seen again.
There is the occasional text, or usually polite decline to whichever party I have invited them to. They each missed my birthday for individual personal reasons and didn't even enquire into New Year.
I miss the testosterone, banter and fun that comes from a group of male friends. Without them in my life I feel the need to replace that testosterone.
As a female friend (to them at least) I have expired, past my best before date, surplus to requirement.