"Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote."I was serious when I said I'm just looking for friends on my profile.Meetup Meetup offers ways for people to locate a group in their area, or start their own.The site boasts that over "2,000 groups get together in local communities each day." There is a wide variety of different groups available, such as: The site gets over six million visitors per month, and is free to join.
The site provides a forum so you can chat with others, increasing the chance for an online friendship.
Even though you have the option on many sites to put up a profile and search for people "looking for friendship" only, it will be difficult to get to know people solely for purposes of friendship.
When someone on an online dating site says they are only interested in being friends, it usually means they aren't in the market for a serious or committed relationship. Starting off a friendship in this type of grey area will always have you wondering if you're actually friends or something more.
Your motives (wanting a friendship) are different from the other people on the site, and this is bound to cause a clash of some sort.
While many online dating sites encourage you to log on regardless if you're looking for "love or friendship," the reality is that those sites are still focused on , regardless if the people involved want something serious or more casual.