Many are working, have children, and find themselves trying to juggle work and family life.
This isn’t as easy as it was a generation ago."She's noticed that many women seek out new friends once they enter the "M" stage—moving, marriage, or motherhood—because those life transitions can alter, strain and even sever existing friendships.
She soon realized the obstacles to a friendship that women face today are vastly different from those our mothers encountered.
That's the concept Canadian entrepreneur Amanda Blain banked on when she launched the website Girlfriend Social, a place where women of all ages and backgrounds can go to talk, share and find new female friends.
Very few specialize in connecting new friends or helping you locate other people with similar hobbies.
Girlfriend Social is designed purely for women to socially meet new friends and is the only free social network that allows women to create complete profiles, match with friends, chat with others, discuss hot topics, and to meet other women at live events, face-to-face."Blain came up with the idea following a move to a new city; at her new job, her co-workers were mostly male.
They post in the Personals section under the heading "Strictly Platonic"; the w4w (women for women) listings include requests for workout/running buddies, movie buddies, travel companions and females to go clubbing with.
Judging from the number of entries posted in one week in Chicago (33), Seattle (27), Boston (3) and New York City (105), women all over the U. are finding it difficult to make the kind of steady, reliable friendships they've enjoyed in the past.