OKCupid without Cupid
January 4, 2012 6:51 PM Subscribe
Is OKCupid a good way to meet platonic friends?
posted by nikodym to Human Relations (31 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a guy, moving with my girlfriend to a new city where neither of us knows anyone. I would like to meet people but I'm kind of introverted so I thought that maybe the internet would be a good way.
Since OKCupid is a website for "dating", I'm just wondering if women would find it weird (or simply time-wasting) that a guy in a relationship would be messaging them without any sort of romantic/sexual intentions.
I know there are other websites like meetup.com but those tend to be for group activities with strangers who you have no chance to know anything about beforehand, and I'm not particularly keen on groups. OKCupid has the question system to help you find "matches" who you can talk with a bit before meeting up. Also, I've always often found it easier to make female friends than male friends. I've discussed this with my girlfriend and she's not against it, but said that she would never try the same thing herself, as she wouldn't trust any guy on OKCupid to have purely platonic intentions.
Has anyone tried this?