Frugality and Friendship are compatible!
I rarely get out to see friends, but I do try to invite people over. The same with Eli’s friends. I guess by going out less often (ever?) we are frugalizing nicely. I met with a friend yesterday at our workplace (summer is quiet and we don’t actually need to be there), and she had coffee but I didn’t and ate my own lunch. She understands what I’m like, so it’s all good.