Guess what? A few enterprising women have come up with a trio of sites to facilitate women like me finding new friends.
The sites profiled in the Huffington Post (who read about the topic in the NewYork Times) include:
SocialJane.com, GirlFriendCircles and Girlfriend Social. Girl Friend Circles is a pricey paid site, but apparently, the other two are free.
After a cursory glance at the two free sites, Social Jane lets you do a sample search by zip code to get an idea of who's in your area. But a search using my zip code turned up few profiles nearby, and quite a few from as far away as La Grange, Ill. and Hammond, Ind. Girlfriend Social wouldn't let you peek until you join the site (which I chose not to do, for now).
To read more, here's the Huffington Post story, and if you try any of these sites, please let me know how it goes! Ditto, if you decide to use your dating site to find women friends instead of guys : ) . I really think that would be the most promising route, as the selection of women would be much larger, and perhaps more interesting. And, as a side benefit, kind of fascinating to see what other women's dating profiles look like : ) ~