Friendship websites can introduce you to women friends, couples, people who are interested in keeping fit, and much more.
While these sites can connect you to potential friends, it's still up to you to build an offline friendship.
Striking up a friendly rapport with a newcomer becomes the exception, not the norm. These days, there are apps for pretty much anything, from getting a cleaner in after a party to chartering a private jet and booking a massage. ‘Wiith’, a new San Francisco-based app, is designed to buddy you up with people looking for buddies. No romance, no sex, just pure, unadulterated friendship. The premise is simple: if you’re new to a city, or just want to meet someone new, the app connects you with like-minded others inside a set radius.However, according to a new survey of 1,000 people across the country by platonic friend-making website Not4Dating.com, BFFs may be more true to their name as 55 per cent of people say they have kept the same best friend over the last decade.In fact, entering a relationship is the third biggest cause of losing friends – the top two being moving away to a new city and simply drifting apart.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.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 .95 every six months, while Girlfriend Social offers free accounts.