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Nearly 60% of college students say they know someone who uses online dating, and 46 percent say they know someone who has entered into a long-time relationship.

That's the concept Canadian entrepreneur Amanda Blain banked on when she launched the website Girlfriend Social, a place where women of all ages and backgrounds can go to talk, share and find new female friends.

But what if you want to meet other women face-to-face and form friendships in your own community?

With a few simple clicks, you can match with other women in your local area who have kids the same age as yours or read the same authors as you do.

The match feature is a quick way to find women who have similar interests." Whereas mommy sites cater to women with young children, GFS includes women of all ages and stages of life.

A 2015 Pew Research Center poll online survey found that 15 percent of American adults have used an online dating site.

Twenty-seven percent of young adults (18-24 years old) and 12% of adults aged 55–64 years old report that they have used online dating.

They post in the Personals section under the heading "Strictly Platonic"; the w4w (women for women) listings include requests for workout/running buddies, movie buddies, travel companions and females to go clubbing with.

Judging from the number of entries posted in one week in Chicago (33), Seattle (27), Boston (3) and New York City (105), women all over the U. are finding it difficult to make the kind of steady, reliable friendships they've enjoyed in the past.

As Blaine notes, "Even if you take new classes, go for gym workouts, or start new hobbies, it’s still difficult to make that jump from acquaintance to friendship with the people you meet." Women who do not have a 'significant other' in their lives encounter additional friendship challenges.

Whether they are alone by choice, divorce, or death of a spouse, single women often find themselves out of sync with married friends who socialize as couples.

Many are working, have children, and find themselves trying to juggle work and family life.

This isn’t as easy as it was a generation ago." She's noticed that many women seek out new friends once they enter the "M" stage—moving, marriage, or motherhood—because those life transitions can alter, strain and even sever existing friendships.

"Members fill out a profile where they provide as much information about themselves as they are comfortable with.

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