Common Questions about Girlfriend Social
Q. How Does Girlfriend Social Work?
A. You start by signing up and creating a free profile about your interests, some basic questions and your location. Once completed, you will be able to search for other women in your area who match your interests. You can send any member a private message, attend a local event with a group of local GFS ladies or just chat with other members in the discussion area online. The choice is yours.
Q. How Much Does Girlfriend Social Cost?
A. Girlfriend Social is totally free - There is no cost. It will take you about 10 minutes to set up your profile, where you answer a few questions about yourself and your interests. "Don't wish to share" is always an option.You are free to message, attend events, search profiles and participate in all areas of the site. There is no cost at all to you. GFS is run by volunteers and by advertising that you see on the website from companies who want you to be aware of their products or services. No credit card or any other financial information is needed from you at ANY time.
Q. Who uses Girlfriend Social?
A. In this busy life we all lead, it can be hard to meet new friends. Girlfriend Social provides a free online website that can help you find other local ladies like you who are looking to find new female friends. There are college graduates who have had a hard time meeting new friends after school, A bride to be who is tired of watching her husband "guy night sporting events" and wants to go watch a chick flick movie, a 40 or 50 something divorcee who is having to make new friendships for the first time in a long time, A single 30 year old who has just moved to a new city and finds it hard to meet anyone new... and many other completely normal women who have decided they need an effective and easy way to make new female friends.
Q. Who Runs Girlfriend Social?
A. Girlfriend Social is a website that is run 100% by volunteers. Although GFS is a federally registered corporation, it relies on the generosity of donations from members, event rep volunteer, and local women to help spread the word. Amanda Blain is the president and Founder, designer, coder, customer support person, feature adder and event planner of the company. If you want to help Amanda and GFS out please feel check out our careers page.
Q. Do you have Members in My City, or My Age Range?
A. We have tens of thousands of women members on the site in over 800 metro area cities. Some areas have more activity than others. Hundreds of new women sign up every day. As we are a volunteer free website, we don't have time to do that searching for you. It will take you about 15 minutes to create a complete profile and check the area you live in out yourself to see if there are women you think you are compatible with. If we don't have a match for you today, keep your free profile open and check back later. Your new best friend might sign up tomorrow and send you a message. Thanks for understanding.
Q. How Do You Protect My Privacy?
A. Your profile is only visibile to other logged in members on Girlfriend Social and is filled out with your interests like music, books and the city you live in, but will not include personal contact information like real name, address or phone number(we don't even ask for these things). You only share what you are comfortable with. "Do not wish to answer" is always an option. You are encouraged to use the free messaging service on the site and not give your facebook, phone number or other personal contact information until you are comfortable. You are also able to block any member who you don't like from communicating with you at any time.
Q. How Do I Delete My Account?
A. If you wish to take a temporary break from Girlfriend Social, you can do so here. If you want to adjust how many emails we send you, please do so here. If you actually want to fully delete your account, its permanent and you can do so here. Please Note - we will not delete account for you via email. You must do so yourself.
Q. How Do You Keep Men Off The Site?
A. There is no way to check who the person is filling out forms on the computer. We make it very clear that the site is for women only. It will not stop all men. We use an optional feature called verified - kind of like ebay feedback. Once you have met a few friends from GFS they can verify that you are indeed the lady you say you are and we will display this as a badge on your profile. We take men on the site very seriously. If someone tells you they are a man or you suspect someone is, report them anonymously and we will investigate and remove them if applicable.
Q. Do you allow Lesbians and Transgenders?
A. There is no way to check who the person is filling out forms on the computer. We do not ask questions about sexual orientation anywhere on our site. Any women over 18 in the USA, Canada, Uk or Australia, who wants to join the site for female friendship, non-sexual purposes is invited to be a member. If you fall into the Lesbian or Transgender category, it is suggested that you be open about these things either in your profile or first few messages to other members. Any member who is being sexual in any way, should be reported anonymously and we will investigate and remove them if applicable.
Q. Is it Safe To Meet Other Members Off Girlfriend Social?
A. Never assume that who you are talking to is who they say they are. You are encouraged to use the free messaging service on the site and not give your facebook, phone number or other personal contact information until you are comfortable. If you do decided to meet someone in person, we suggested you meet in a public area and let someone know where you are going to be. We recommend that you meet other ladies at local free GFS group events if available in your area. This allows you to meet multiple ladies at once in a public group settings. Listen to your female gut instinct and report anonymously anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable. We will investigate and remove them if applicable. You are also able to block any member who you don't like from communicating with you at any time via their profile.