Is there any legitimate way to meet friends on the internet?

I’m 41 and have a busy life. I do not have time to meet up with people or maintain a serious friendship. I do not have any actual friends, but there are times I would like to connect with someone perhaps just be able to message them and discuss different things. I have looked into some apps but most of them are... show more I’m 41 and have a busy life. I do not have time to meet up with people or maintain a serious friendship. I do not have any actual friends, but there are times I would like to connect with someone perhaps just be able to message them and discuss different things. I have looked into some apps but most of them are geared more towards dating. I tried chat rooms but most of the people in the few I could find were very young or simply looking for a hook up.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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