And just like a real-life cocktail party, if you find a potential match you can ask your friends' opinions of the prospect.
Members also have a "singles stream," that is kind of like a Facebook News Feed.
If you want to reach out to someone on the site, all communication is free.
If you're the bold type, you can broadcast updates that go to everyone who meets your criteria on the site.
Finding people who share your interests takes far more effort (Do I join a yoga studio? ), and often requires more time, money, and energy than many of us feel capable of at the end of a long work day.
Enter the world of friend dating, an entirely platonic, swipe right, swipe left approach to finding your next BFF.
With Friendlylook, users have the ability to create private social events to meet people in real life. Members can set a search parameter of two-four degrees away from them to meet strangers.
But even among friends of friends, users cannot see who or specifically how they connect to any of their friends.
Imagine if you could get the same experience of a cocktail party — and all the potential date option, but online.
That's the idea behind a new crop of dating websites that aim to recreate the experience of cocktail parties or a get together at a friend's apartment where you just might meet someone new.
Currently, the team behind Friendlylook is seeking funds on Indiegogo, the crowd-funding platform, in order to build more features.
Trevor Chidester, founder of Friendlylook, says the difference between his site and traditional dating websites is that rather than go through as many dates as possible, on Friendylook people are able to identify potential matches who are more suitable for them. and The Datable have similar ideas — except with these sites you actually connect with Facebook to see friends of your friends. You create a private account on The Datable and then sign into Facebook through the site.
Potential dates don't see your entire profile, just some select information from which they can select "yes," "no," or "skip." If you click "yes" the potential match is notified and then you can see each other's profiles.