A 2015 Pew Research Center poll online survey found that 15 percent of American adults have used an online dating site.
Twenty-seven percent of young adults (18-24 years old) and 12% of adults aged 55–64 years old report that they have used online dating.
Although existing sites such as Girlfriendology and Meetup also offer opportunities for women to get together based on geographic location, Blain explained in an interview what makes GFS distinctly different: "Other social networks are designed to deal with business, dating, or connecting with people you already know.
Very few specialize in connecting new friends or helping you locate other people with similar hobbies.
But there are hundreds around the globe with millions of users who can be targeted via these networks by businesses.
Following in the footsteps of internet dating, websites designed to foster real-world female friendships are on the rise.
Millions of women already flock to "mommy sites" that create community between expectant and new mothers, and the many niche motherhood sites for working moms, stay-at-home moms, even entrepreneurial moms attest to their success at establishing meaningful online relationships.
Since online dating services are a proven way for women (and men) to find romance, why not apply the same matchmaking principles to friendship?
Opportunities for women to make new friends are now just a mouse click away.