You can also have a bunch of friends join to meet new people and scour others' connections to find a potential love match for you or themselves.
Potential dates don't see your entire profile, just some select information from which they can select "yes," "no," or "skip." If you click "yes" the potential match is notified and then you can see each other's profiles.
That's the idea behind a new crop of dating websites that aim to recreate the experience of cocktail parties or a get together at a friend's apartment where you just might meet someone new.
Parties are always great places to meet people, but since most people don't have the opportunity or time to attend one every day, websites like Friendlylook, The Datable and let you browse your friends' friends.
While it’s generally accepted that you may need to put some in some extra effort while pursuing a romantic partner, actively looking for friends may be viewed as out of the ordinary or desperate.
“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.
It’s social networking for people you haven’t met yet.