So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.

Friendship websites can introduce you to women friends, couples, people who are interested in keeping fit, and much more.

Yelp also encourages members to invite their friends and has an easy link that will send your friend a message asking them to join you on the site.

You might be required on some of these sites to put up a profile about yourself.

This will help others find you in a search and learn more about your personality.

But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?

Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?

While these sites can connect you to potential friends, it's still up to you to build an offline friendship.

Remember to be safe, make small talk, and be open to the experience of meeting new people.For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.Social Jane Social Jane is a social networking site for women in the U. Girl Friend Circles Girl Friend Circles matches new friends offline by connecting circles of women in local cafes and wine bars in 35 U. It is free to join unless you live in one of their major cities (such as Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles), then it's unlimited access and matches for six months at .95.Women can also search the site, post events, and list friendship "classifieds" where members can specify the types of friends they are looking for.The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.