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. Remember to be safe, make small talk, ask good questions, and be open to the experience of meeting new people.
Connecting Female Friends
Girlfriend Social allows female users to post a profile and connect with other women looking for friendship. The site says it is aimed at adult women who have moved, been married, or entered motherhood. The site offers a forum, search function, friends list, and messaging system. It also lists events and allows you to verify other members (to ensure the women are who they say they are.) Membership is free.
SocialJane.com is a social networking site for women in the U.S. who also want friendship. The site contains all the things you'd expect in a social networking site (plenty of forums and a variety of people), but the focus here is to meet new female friends as well. Membership to Social Jane is free. Their forums contain topics such as careers, life stages, and friendship issues.
GirlFriendCircles.com matches new friends offline by connecting circles of women in local cafes and wine bars in 35 U.S. cities. The community is for women ages 21-65, with interaction done in small groups and designed around meaningful sharing. It is free to join unless you live in one of their major cities (such as Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles), then it's unlimited access and matches for six months at $29.95. Women can also search the site, post events, and list friendship "classifieds" where members can specify the types of friends they are looking for.
The Social Woman
The Social Woman helps connect Canadian women with events, online profiles, and forums. They encourage interaction online so you can start your friendship offline.