Read on to get insight and decide if it’s worth it.Is the possibility of losing your friendship worth the possibility of finding love with this person?This makes dating a friend seem like a no brainer but like Ross and Rachel on Friends things can get complicated.How do you know if you should start dating friends?At that moment, you swing into your convincing gear and with every ounce of energy you have, you attempt to convince him why you two should be more than friends.Did you check your self-respect in at the door with your coat?'" He decided to find out, and after reviewing the scant existing research, O'Meara identified the following challenges to male-female friendship: defining it, dealing with sexual attraction, seeing each other as equals, facing people's responses to the relationship and meeting in the first place. In it, Heidi Reeder, at Boise State University, confirmed that "friendship attraction" or a connection devoid of lust, is a bona fide type of bond that people experience.
“The awkwardness seems even more intense than dating sites because it doesn't align with the old, time-worn trope of the Boyfriendless Lady Who Has Lots Of Female Friends But Just Wants Love,” wrote Jezebel’s Ann Breslaw.
The took a closer look at three such sites in particular: Social Jane.com, Girl Friend Circles and Girlfriend Social.
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.
The number of users online dating sites like Match.com, OKCupid, JDate and e Harmony now attract suggests that any stigma people once felt around looking for love online has lifted.
But would you use a matchmaking site to find female friends?