No. Maintaining friendships with people outside my “type” (for lack of a better term) never seems to work well. I don’t disassociate myself entirely from substantially different folks, but the relationships are cordial, not close.
If it’s a large income difference there always seems to be stress about what we can do together, without stressing someone’s budget.
If it’s a radical difference of political opinions, someone’s toes always get stepped on and things get uncomfortable.
In the case of racial or ethnic differences I end up stepping a buried land mine eventually, and I long ago decided those friendships aren’t worth the risk.
In the case of gender difference, women supposedly exist who enjoy being outdoors, hunting, blasting around in the woods in 4-wheel-drive vehicles, etc. At least on the internet. I’ve yet to meet one IRL, so those friendships never seem to get started.
As time passes, I’ve come to realize it’s a lot more peaceful to spend my time in the company of old, moderately affluent, conservative white guys. We like the same stuff, we don’t get on each others nerves, and things are peaceful. Occasionally there’s someone who can’t resist labeling this tendency with derogatory words (probably beginning with “R”), but I don’t pay much attention to them.