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    Anon because I dont want people to know how sad and lonley I am feeling

    I'm finding it difficult to make close friends through lack of confidence and general cluelessness. I'm also about to move out on my own for the first time.

    So which are the best friendship sites on the net? Where you get to know folks and then meet up.

    Not facebook or faceparty. Because they are not designed specifically for making friends with a view to meeting up.

    I need some sites where making real friends is the primary objective. That way, you know everyone is after the same thing. Id like friends of both genders.

    I live in the North of England.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Honestly, I've found that social networking sites tend to be focused around people you already know, not meeting new people.

    Saying that, I have made some great friends after adding friends-of-friends through Myspace.
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    I think this forum could be a good place for making new friends? theres certainly plenty of people our own age on here, and you're not at risk as much from paedophilia or people pretending to be someone they're not.
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    okay but that doesnt really help

    My counsellor at uni (I've been through a rough time) mentioned 'friendship sites' where people go to the website with a view to specifically meet new friends in their area.

    I really need some help locating these sites
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    (Original post by sophisticated)
    I think this forum could be a good place for making new friends? theres certainly plenty of people our own age on here, and you're not at risk as much from paedophilia or people pretending to be someone they're not.
    This forum is more for academic discussion/chit chat than making 'real' friends. (i.e. friends you actually see).

    It appears no one understands what kind of sites I'm talking about

    The only one I cant think of right now is drinking buddies dot com. Although its not very active.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This forum is more for academic discussion/chit chat than making 'real' friends. (i.e. friends you actually see).

    It appears no one understands what kind of sites I'm talking about

    The only one I cant think of right now is drinking buddies dot com. Although its not very active.
    Well maybe thats because no one else goes looking to specifically make friends on the internet.
    Google the type of site you are looking for, I'm sure you will have more success that way than asking people on here, seeing as people on here are (as someone mentioned above) here for academic chit chat, and are at 6th form, school or university, therefore do not need to make solid friends on the internet.
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    are you a male or female?
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    female. But does that matter?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    female. But does that matter?
    It could, actually. The sad fact is that a lot of guys could be using such sites (even if they're designed for friends only) to try and get a bit more than that.

    If you're after mates online, I'd recommend looking for female ones, at least for starters. Then if you get pally with them, you'll meet their friends, some of whom are likely to be male. That way you'll actually be able to eventually make male friends without the risk of them only wanting to meet you for one thing.
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    It's good idea to meet just females, but I do tend to get on better with males.

    I'm basically going to make it cristal from the outset that I'm after FRIENDSHIP.

    I've done some searches and found some sites which look promising

    Guys if you know of any sites, please post them here.
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    I'll have a look later and let you know.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Anon because I dont want people to know how sad and lonley I am feeling

    I'm finding it difficult to make close friends through lack of confidence and general cluelessness. I'm also about to move out on my own for the first time.

    So which are the best friendship sites on the net? Where you get to know folks and then meet up.

    Not facebook or faceparty. Because they are not designed specifically for making friends with a view to meeting up.

    I need some sites where making real friends is the primary objective. That way, you know everyone is after the same thing. Id like friends of both genders.

    I live in the North of England.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
    I don't know about internet sites but I know there are clubs in real life that you can join that introduce you to people in the area. I'm not sure what sort of people attend them but when my mum moved she joined one to get to know people.
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    To be honest I wouldn't use them.
    The only way to build your confidence up is to face your fears, ie clubs and pubs and so on.
    Trust me it won't be as bad as you expect even though i must admit clubs are abit overrated :P
    If you face your fears eventually you will become more confident and that, so my advice is to go to town after all its less risky than meeting males who want to be friends on the internet
    Hope what I say helps xxx
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    (Original post by King Hippo)
    It could, actually. The sad fact is that a lot of guys could be using such sites (even if they're designed for friends only) to try and get a bit more than that.

    If you're after mates online, I'd recommend looking for female ones, at least for starters. Then if you get pally with them, you'll meet their friends, some of whom are likely to be male. That way you'll actually be able to eventually make male friends without the risk of them only wanting to meet you for one thing.
    ditto.....ohh but im not like that by the way lol!!!...but ille be your friend !!!
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    (Original post by King Hippo)
    It could, actually. The sad fact is that a lot of guys could be using such sites (even if they're designed for friends only) to try and get a bit more than that.

    If you're after mates online, I'd recommend looking for female ones, at least for starters. Then if you get pally with them, you'll meet their friends, some of whom are likely to be male. That way you'll actually be able to eventually make male friends without the risk of them only wanting to meet you for one thing.
    Tarring all males with your own brush are you?
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    (Original post by samba)
    Tarring all males with your own brush are you?
    The phrase was "a lot of".

    OP: why can't you make friends at your university, out of interest? Go somewhere new and meet some people. It sounds more difficult to do than to say, but it's actually not that bad.
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    join societies at uni where you can meet people who have similar interests
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    myspace is best for me made like 400 new friends and met like 300
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    (Original post by generalebriety)
    Isn't this quite obviously backtracking to make your insult seem less retarded?
    I've not changed my position no.


    Oh? I didn't see him say that.
    You've never read any of his previous H&R posts? He has experience in running popular social networking sites? Where prey tell, do you imagine he got this information? Out his arse?
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    you can meet friends from okcupid com, it's not just for dating
 
 
 
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