A Match.com for Families?

September 18, 2006

So your family does not have any close friends? Well now there is a solution for you. A new social networking website called Friends for Families is here. It is sort of a Match .com for families. All you have to do is pay a yearly fee, fill out a profile and begin looking for friends.

No, I am not being paid to plug this site. To be honest, all of what I said above is not meant to be taken seriously. I came across this site while I perused my RSS subscriptions. I found out about this site through TechCrunch. I just went to the homepage of the Friends of Family site. I have no intentions of trying this service.

I do find this interesting. I think most families are pretty cocooned in this day and age. I am not sure how most people my age find community. My community revolves around my church family. But at times I do not feel as connected as I would like to. The daily grind of just managing life with 2 now 3 kids does not leave me a lot of energy to be proactive about setting up time with other families. My wife and I have been a part of a small group with some other couples with small kids. That could be a challenge finding a babysitter from week to week. And now the group is splitting up because several of the families are relocating.

Interesting where this post went. I started out just mentioning a new social networking site and now I am pondering being involved in community. I think there is more I could say. But I will save that for another time.

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