Common Questions about Girlfriend Social


Signup Questions

1. I have not received my Sign up Verification Email. What do I do?
2. How Does Girlfriend Social Work and Allow Me To Meet Female Friends?
3. Who uses Girlfriend Social?
4. How Much Does Girlfriend Social Cost?
5. Do you have any limitations in the Free Package?
6. Do you have Members in My City, or My Age Range?
7. Who Runs Girlfriend Social?
8. Do you allow Lesbians and Transgenders?

Account Questions

1. How Do I Delete My Account? Can you Delete me account for me?
2. How can I see when someone last logged in/read my message? Do you remove inactive accounts?
3.​ ​How​ ​Do I improve my chances of getting responses and meeting new friends?
4.​ ​How​ ​Do I change my username or email?

Safety

1. How Do You Keep Men Off The Site?
2. Is it Safe To Meet Other Members Off Girlfriend Social?
3. Another user is bothering me or I think it is a fake account - What do I do?
4. How Do You Protect My Privacy?

Help Out

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Signup Questions

Q.1 I have not received my Sign up Verification Email. What do I do?


A. There is no issue with email being sent from Girlfriend Social for verification purposes. If you do not receive the letter, especially after re-requesting it - Try the steps below or ask for help from a loved one.


Step 1) If you have not received your verification email, Try having it re-sent to you. Sign in to Girlfriend Social with your email and password. If you have not yet verified your account yet, the option to Re-send a verification email will be available to you.

Step 2) If your email address is not found when you try and log in, you may have had a typo or spelling mistake in your initial sign up. Please take a moment and sign up with your correct email again.

Step 3) If you have re-requested the Verification email and it is still not in your Inbox - You will need to check your junk or spam email folder. Log into your email account and look for spam, junk or bulk mail folder/tab. There may be a few messages in there, but look for one from "Girlfriend Social Team" - "Email Verification".

Step 4) If you do not see the Email in your junk email or you do not seem to have a junk mail folder - You may have a rule set up on your email to immediate delete all suggested spam mail received or other similar filters set up. Check out the filters you have under the settings tab. Make sure your junk mail is not being deleted automatically and then re-request the verification email on the Girlfriend Social Website.

Step 5) If all these fail, wait for a trusted loved one to help you with this step.

Q.2 How Does Girlfriend Social Work and Allow Me To Meet Female Friends?

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.3 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.4 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. We offer the ability for you to support the website by upgrading to optional gold or diamond level memberships. This gives you extra features and promotion around the website and more than doubles your chances of meeting a new friend. GFS is run by volunteers and off of the advertising that you see in banners on the website. We do not sell or share your personal information with anyone.



Q.5 Do you have any limitations in the Free Package?

A.Girlfriend Social is totally free to use to message, search and interact with other members. We do implement a limit of 15 messages in a 24 hour period to block against spammers on the free package. The majority of users will not hit this limit. Chat does not count against the 15 messages with anyone you are friends with. If you need to message more than 15 unique users a day, please consider upgrading to a gold member.

Q.6 Do you have Members in My City, or My Age Range?

A. We have over half a million women members on the site in countries all over the world. 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.7 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.8 Do you allow Lesbians and Transgenders?

A. We do not ask questions about sexual orientation anywhere on our site. Any women over 18 in the world, 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. Some women may not be comfortable with this. Honesty is the best first step in any friendship and not telling other GFS members about this will usual result in a negative experience and complaints. Be honest in your communication and intent and you will find the friends you are seeking.

Of course, Any member who is being sexual in any way, should be reported anonymously and we will investigate and remove them if applicable.



Account Questions

Q.1 How Do I Delete My Account? Will you delete my account for me?

A.You can easily remove your account by logging in and selecting 'the gear setting' on the top of the site Or If you are on mobile select your profile and then the 'gear setting' and finally choose the delete account option. - Or simply log in and then click one of the options below to be take to the page directly : 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 your account if you email us. Why? Because there is no way to verify it is you and not someone else pretending to be you and a ton of other security reasons. Please take a few moments to log in and do so yourself.

If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here via your email address



Q.2​ ​How can I see when someone last logged in/ read my message? Do you remove inactive members?

A.​ Women will deal with friendship searches differently. Some prefer to let others messages them because they are shy, others will be more proactive. Some women sign up in areas we have not done much marketing in yet. Some users get caught up with work or life and don’t log in daily, but will check in as they have time. If you wish to see the last time a user logged in, or read your message, you can upgrade to being a gold member. Either way, every time you message a member, send a friend request or match with someone - they will get an email in their real email. Sometimes this is all a user will need to log back in, even if they haven’t logged in recently. Because of all these reasons we do NOT remove accounts.



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Q.3​ ​​How​​ ​​Do​ ​I​ ​improve​ ​my​ ​chances​ ​of getting​ ​responses​ ​and​ ​meeting​ ​new​ ​friends?

A.​ There are several things you can do to help your friendship search.
First - Realize it takes time to make friends. You won’t be a match with everyone you meet in life and no friendship site in the world is going to make that any different. Commit to taking this time for yourself to make real friends, breath, and stay positive.
Second - Have a detailed and complete profile that talks about your interests, friendship expectations and details about what kind of person you are. Longer more detailed profiles always provide better results. Include a real smiling photo of you to help build trust with members. Take time on this and update your profile as needed.
Third - Take the first step - Message any members you find interesting. Even if you are shy or unsure - take a chance and regularly log in and send members a message first. If you wait for others to come to you, they may be doing the same thing! Try and include details about what you liked from their profile and what you think you might have in common. Remember to stay positive! Not all women will match back with you, some may be busy with other things - don’t take it personal!
Fourth - Consider some “pen pals” - there are more than half a million members on Girlfriend Social who just like you signed up to make friends. Most users are looking for local friend to do stuff with, but as mentioned that may take time. Consider connecting with a lady who is a few states or heck even countries over! These women, who may not be local, can still chat with you about your relationship, work, and hobbies online, while helping you improve your friendship making skills. Don’t limit your happinesses simply because of location. These possible friends, maybe a little farther away, can help with lonely times while you continue your hunt for a local bestie and maybe even someday be a fun travel friend for the future!
Fifth - Help the site help you! Check out our volunteer page for easy ways to get involved and help the site grow in your local area. It is as easy as printing out a flyer or becoming a greeter and helping other users in your area who sign up! Check out the volunteer page for more information.



Q.4 How Can I change my Username/ Email?

A. You can easily do so at any time by logging into your account and then selecting the gear tab, and then account settings. The first two options on this page will allow you to change your username and email address. You can also click here once you are logged in to be taken to this page.

Safety

Q.1 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.2 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.



Q.3 Another User is bothering me / Fake Account - What do I do?

A. You are able to block any user you do not like or get along with at any time and for any reason by clicking on the "block" button on their profile. This is the best way to deal with users you may not get along with.
If you suspect any user is fake, a man, selling things, spreading hate or on going harassing you on the site in anyway - please report them via the abuse button on their profile. We take all reports seriously and will investigate.
All that being said, We are all adults on this website and we not a baby sitting service. Ignoring and blocking members is your best course of action. Repeatedly reporting members via the abuse function who you "just do not get along with" may get your account removed.



Q.4 How Do You Protect My Privacy?

A. Your profile is only visible 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. 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 and chat on the website 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.



Help Out

Q.1 How Can I Help Out?

A.Many women are shocked to find out that Girlfriend Social is not backed or run by large corporations. This website is free for members. This means that 99% of the creation and coding of the website, features and requests are currently done purely on a volunteer basis, by a really small team of people. Usually just Amanda - and a few volunteer forum moderators. We've got tons of data on our servers, so the costs and time to take care of everything here really does add up! We need your help so women everywhere can make female friends... Click here to be taken to our volunteer page to learn how you can help out. Thank you!