Making Friends with New Technology
Released on: February 18, 2011, 4:26 am
Internet & Online
FriendMatch hopes to help thousands of Americans, Canadians
who are creating classified advertisements to find new friends
February 18, 2011 - Winnipeg, Manitoba- With hundreds of thousands of classified ads
posted on popular buy-and-sell websites like Craigslist and Kijiji by people who are
trying to make platonic friends, a new concept was born- using the Internet to find
and make friends.
Twenty-four-year-old Katie Hartle noticed this trend, and saw an entire market being
ignored- online matchmaking for friends. Hartle created FriendMatch in hopes of
making it easier for Americans and Canadians to make friends online, for free.
“This is just one more way that technology can improve our lives, in this case, our
social lives,” says Hartle, “We have dating sites, lots of them, but this concept is
FriendMatch is designed so that visitors can look up potential new friends by city.
Users can also browse or post an ad for friendship without signing up in one of
several categories, including:
• New parents
• Couple Friends
• New in Town
• Exercise buddies
• Professional and Networking
• Room mates
• Weird Friend Requests
“As our lives change, we need friends to support us, whether we are newly sober,
newly married, or even newly divorced,” says Hartle, “Friendships can enrich our
lives, but the trouble is, it’s not always easy to find friends.”
The website can be found at www.friendmatch.us in the United States, and
www.friendmatch.ca in Canada.
Contact Details: 4700 Hwy 26 Box 72A
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