Some websites that help users make friends include Girlfriend Social and Meetup. These social sites differ from online dating and offer users the opportunity to network and make new friends in their city.
Girlfriend Social is intended specifically for adult women looking for friends. This social network caters to women who have moved to new cities or who have cut down on social connections after having children. The free site offers messaging, a user forum and local event listings.
Meetup is a group networking site that helps users connect to group events in their area. The site offers a wide range of socializing options, from book clubs and knitting circles to sports clubs and business networking opportunities.