Dating sites offering friendship
The site says that over 2,000 meetup groups get together in local communities each day. Yelp is a city guide with links to many popular cities throughout the United States, Canada, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and more.
There is a wide variety of different groups including: The site gets over six million visitors per month and is free to join. The site is user-driven, meaning people register and provide reviews and feedback on things from tiny restaurants to mid-sized businesses. The site also provides a forum so you can chat with others, increasing the chance for an online (or offline) friendship to develop.
Girlfriend Social allows female users to post a profile and connect with other women looking for friendship.
Membership is free unless you live in one of their major cities (i.e., Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles), then it's unlimited access and matches you up for six months at a cost of .95.
Meetup offers ways for people to find a specific kind of group in their area or allows people to start their own group.
While these sites can connect you to potential friends, it's still up to you to build an offline friendship.
Remember to be safe, make small talk, and be open to the experience of meeting new people.