Even though you have the option on many sites to put up a profile and search for people "looking for friendship" only, it will be difficult to get to know people solely for purposes of friendship.
It’s exactly what you think it is--a cheat sheet for meeting friends in your area -- and it’s free, easy to sign up, and only for women.
Of course, there are downsides; but I’ll get to those.
I found one person on the site who lives in a nearby town; everyone else was at least 40 minutes away.
Of course, if you live in a highly populated area, this might be worth trying out.
Basically, how it works is you fill out your profile, including a picture and what you’re looking for/why you joined the site, and then you can see other women in your area.
If you find someone who you think you might want to hang out with, you can send them a “friendship match” or a message.My awesome teenage sisters are both going to be away at college next year.I need to find someone who will go thrift shopping with me, dammit, so I decided to get a little creative.So maybe it’s about time to suck it up and message some of the girls on Girlfriend Social who live even somewhat close to me.This brings up another thorny question, though: What do you do if you start talking to someone on there, and then find that you’re not really compatible? Again, I never had to do the whole dating thing, and that’s kind of what this feels like: awkward and rife with emotionally scarring gaffes, but without the end goal of sex to make it worth it.I’m one of those annoying people who loves talking about themselves and thinks that they’re basically defined by the pop culture that they like.