“The awkwardness seems even more intense than dating sites because it doesn't align with the old, time-worn trope of the Boyfriendless Lady Who Has Lots Of Female Friends But Just Wants Love,” wrote Jezebel’s Ann Breslaw.Thirty-year-old writer Rachel Bertsche chronicled her adventures trying to find new female friends in her book released December 2011, “MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend.” After she moved to Chicago, she found that making new female friends wasn’t all that easy -- she had to actively go out and find them. Bertsche said that after publishing “MWF Seeking BFF,” lots of women contacted her to share similar experiences: I heard from so many women on their own BFF searches because friends had moved, or their pals got married and had kids and suddenly had less free time, or because they wanted to settle down and their besties were still looking to party all the time.
You have a profile, call out your interests and exchanges messages in the hopes of taking the relationship into the “real world.” Girl Friend Circles requires members to pay a fee of $29.95 every six months, while Girlfriend Social offers free accounts.
reported that the majority of the (thousands) of women using these type of friendship-seeking sites are going through a period of transition in their lives -- such as a move or a divorce -- that might make creating new friendships more difficult.
“[With these sites] you can skip the insecurity of, ‘Oh, they’re so busy, they don’t need friends,’” Shasta Nelson, founder of Girl Friend Circles told the Because, let’s face it, sometimes making new female friends is hard, sometimes harder than dating.
While it’s generally accepted that you may need to put some in some extra effort while pursuing a romantic partner, actively looking for friends may be viewed as out of the ordinary or desperate.
Naturally, we got to know one another at a deeper level and discovered how perfect we were together.
David is now my husband to be and we are now planning our wedding.
I’ve heard about many successful relationships starting from online dating and wish I would’ve joined Asia Friendfinder earlier.
The number of users online dating sites like Match.com, OKCupid, JDate and e Harmony now attract suggests that any stigma people once felt around looking for love online has lifted.
But would you use a matchmaking site to find female friends?
The took a closer look at three such sites in particular: Social Jane.com, Girl Friend Circles and Girlfriend Social.
According to its website, Girl Friend Circles is “committed to introducing awesome women and inspiring real friendships.” Girlfriend Social explicitly states that it is a website for “ladies only” who are “looking to make platonic women friendships.” The process works similarly to online dating.