Make friends online not dating
I’ve resolved to be open-minded and have just two criteria for my choices: they must look friendly and we should have one shared interest.By evening I’ve received a response, from a woman on Girlfriend Social who recently relocated from New York.
I worry that I might disappoint, or run out of things to say. The auburn-haired figure with the shy smile is Johanna, a 32-year-old mature student I message on Citysocializer, and my first friendship date.Scrolling through others’ biographies, I’m struck by the level of detail many go into.Some specify what they want friends for – coastal walks, or visiting museums. I keep mine fairly short, mentioning a few interests – yoga, eating out, running – and explaining my reasons for signing up.Profile done, there’s nothing for it but to start contacting potential friends.Swallowing my doubts – and fears of being rejected – I ‘add’ half a dozen women on each site.