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Let’s Be Friends! Introducing FriendshipDNA

It’s a question married couples are often asked. “How did you two meet?” And the answer invariably goes something like this: We met at a bar, through friends, at school, at work, at the pharmacy, at a funeral, while running a marathon, while purchasing mulch at the Home Depot… {insert your romantic story here}. And, if you’ve dated in the last 10-15 years, chances are you may have even met your partner online.

And why not? Life is busy, time is scarce, and if it can work for me (one-half of a proud Internet couple here) it can work for you. But just as people are curious about how spouses meet, people rarely ask how you met your friends.

Er… how did I meet my friends?

I suppose a few are from school; others I’ve met through work, and of course, I inherited friends when I married my husband. However, if I really stop and think about it, I’d say it’s hard to meet friends, wouldn’t you? It’s difficult to meet NEW like-minded people who are already not part of your social circle.

That’s where FriendshipDNA comes in. With FriendshipDNA, you can find others who share similar interests with you, and match well on 86 personality attributes (yes, they’ve got this down to a science). Imagine the power of realizing that a Facebook acquaintance, or someone you are following on Twitter, is actually very compatible with you friendship-wise! All of a sudden, the vast world of social media can seem a little bit smaller and more meaningful.


And what about those IRL (in real life) situations? FriendshipDNA connects you to people in your community who you are “meant” to meet! Someone with similar values, lifestyle, likes and interests who is in the same boat as you. The possibilities are endless – you just need to get started by filling out a profile to get to know who you are and what you’re looking for in a friend.

In essence, it takes “friending someone online” to a whole new level. 

Remember: It is not a dating site – it’s a platonic friendship site, with users connecting in their local communities. Therefore, your default matches will be set to the same gender, unless you state otherwise. So, what do I think about meeting friends online?

Well, it’s nothing I haven’t been doing for years, whether it be via my blog, on Facebook, or through other social media channels like Twitter or Instagram. Online friendships help bridge the distance and connect people socially. But, it’s still not the same as having a friendly coffee, a night dancing at a club or taking in a museum or art gallery. Because online friendships stay online, whereas FriendshipDNA makes the introduction on their website, but then brings the friendship to life. It’s actually quite ingenious. Click here to read about the science behind FriendshipDNA.

The best part? It’s affordable! Users receive a FREE personality report for completing the registration process. So, get to learn a little about yourself before you start adding to your social circle. When you are ready to start enjoying the benefits of FriendshipDNA, a subscription package is only $8.99 a month, charged on a monthly basis. (For a limited time, new users can take advantage of 30 days free.)

Have you moved recently? Lost touch with friends? Find yourself wanting to expand your social circle – or add people with similar interests and values? You may want to check out FriendshipDNA.

39 Responses to “Let’s Be Friends! Introducing FriendshipDNA”

  1. Anne Taylor
    June 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    This is actually very cool! I’m definitely going to check it out and take advantage of the free 30days. Its pretty difficult to make friends and we did just move! Thanks

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Please do Anne!

  2. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    June 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    interesting but people could still fib on it

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Yes, they could. Let’s hope not!

  3. MrDisco
    June 14, 2014 at 2:11 am #

    interesting concept.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      I think so too!

  4. Darlene Schuller
    June 14, 2014 at 8:49 am #

    I need this .. we moved to this little town 2 years ago, I still don’t know anyone at all… thanks so much Lena.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      You’re welcome Darlene!

  5. DebH
    June 14, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Definitely interesting but not sure if I would get involved in something like this.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Keep it bookmarked just in case :)

  6. Flora M
    June 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    What a great idea, not that I would ever use it (I make friends easily)… but for someone moving to a new city I could see it being very helpful :)

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Absolutely Flora!

  7. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Sounds interesting, will have to check it out. Thanks for the information on it.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      You’re welcome Judy!

  8. Eldon
    June 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    This is pretty cool!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      I think so too, Eldon!

  9. JaimeeM
    June 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    sounds neat! will have to check it out

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Great!

  10. marissa
    June 15, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    What an excellent idea to explore new friendship! Now that I have retired from the workforce, I’ve lost touch with my friends at work so this would really be a neat idea to build friendship again within my own age group. Thanks Lena!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Please do check it out Marissa!

  11. Soozle
    June 16, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Huh! Very cool idea, actually.. It never hurts to make another friend and it does get harder the older you get to meet new people :)

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      So true :)

  12. Victoria Ess
    June 17, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    This is a neat idea!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

      Thanks Victoria!

  13. nicky
    June 17, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    neat! looks like a cool service, and useful too!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

      I agree!

  14. Suzie M
    June 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    always something new & different

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

      Yes, there, is :)

  15. Lemon_cupid
    June 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    As my mother used to say, you can never have too many friends. We all need to connect – so, I think it’s a great idea. There’s a charge and that might turn people off – or it might just get the kind of people signing up who sincerely want to meet new people?

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

      Very true! And smart mom!

  16. Heidi C.
    June 17, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    Sounds like a great idea, especially if you have recently moved and are alone in a new location. Hopefully, people are truthful!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

      Hopefully!!

  17. nicolthepickle
    June 24, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    This is really different. I can see that it would be a useful service. I don’t think I would use it right now, but maybe someday.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

      Definitely keep it in mind!

  18. Melinda L.
    June 25, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Sounds interesting and makes sense in a way, after all that’s how we find romantic interests.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      That’s true!

  19. sarah sar
    June 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    I think I would be open to trying this! I remember moving to a new area after graduating university and not knowing a single soul in town. Wish this had been around then.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      Let me know if you give it a try!

  20. Treen Goodwin
    August 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    sounds really awesome , something different :)

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