And just like a real-life cocktail party, if you find a potential match you can ask your friends' opinions of the prospect.
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.
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.
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.
Parties are always great places to meet people, but since most people don't have the opportunity or time to attend one every day, websites like Friendlylook, The Datable and let you browse your friends' friends.
The newest site Friendlylook says it engineers serendipity.
The idea behind the site is that you join, mingle with new people, make friends and meet their connections.
You can also have a bunch of friends join to meet new people and scour others' connections to find a potential love match for you or themselves.
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.