INwhen Janis Kupferer moved to Denver for a job, she was 40 and single and knew no one in the area. When browsing Match.
So Ms. Kupferer decided to start one.
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Thus was born SocialJane. It works much like a standard dating site: Kupferer said.
The next steps sound familiar, too: But ultimately, instead of ending up in bed or at the altar, the idea is that you Seeking mwf for friendship and companionship a running buddy or a lunch date. In the last few years, a cluster of such sites has cropped up. Girlfriend Social cites 45, members and hosts periodic get-togethers. As their names suggest, these cater exclusively to women. But a few sites, like Companion Treeare open to members of both sexes.
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Inspired by the success of online dating, their founders saw a market for a similar model in the platonic realm. Some friend-seekers may prefer less contrived settings, like a hiking club, which do not necessitate broadcasting a friend friendwhip.
But according to some advocates, one advantage of these sites is that very explicitness. But who would pay, directly or indirectly, for friendship? The writer Rachel Bertsche30, asked herself that as she prepared to explore the option.
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View all New York Times newsletters. Inshe moved to Chicago to join her future husband and found herself in need of local girlfriends.
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Like Ms. Bertsche and Ms. Kupferer, users of these sites are in transitional phases: The market, she argues, has eroded many traditional supports, but it provides them in altered form.
Some companuonship that online friend-making will become increasingly common and lose any stigma it may have. After all, Internet dating, once considered Haywards heath nude girls last resort for the desperate, is now as unremarkable as meeting someone at a party.
Amanda Blain, the founder of Girlfriend Social, wants to reassure women that this is an acceptable way to meet friends.
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