Sharon Stephenson asks four Kiwis what the trick is to making friends post-40.

They met at a wedding, bonding over too many whiskey sours and a dislike of the venue, where the smell of burnt milk and hairspray hung in the air like bunting. It was an aroma that kickstarted their friendship.

"We were gagging for fresh air and went outside where we discovered we're both super-sensitive to smells," recalls Ben Scott (42) of how he met Daniel, a graphic designer.

They also discovered they'd gone to the same school (Wellington College), live near each other in Grey Lynn and

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HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AFTER 40