Frequently asked Questions
What is MakeFriends
MakeFriends is an online platform where you can meet new people and make new friends.
MakeFriends can be interesting for you to meet new friends in your area, or you can use the service to meet and get in touch with new friends with common interests from all over the world.
MakeFriends works like a dating platform, except that it's matchmaking for friends, not primarily dating. Start looking for friends wherever you want. If you see someone interesting, send them a message.
How do I use MakeFriends to meet new people or make new friends?
- First fill out your profile and add a photo so that new friends can find you better.
- Then search our member database to find out whether the right friend is waiting for you.
If you don't find someone who suits you well during your search, expand your search a little or try again later. New members are constantly signing up.
- Start a friendship by sending a message and introducing yourself. An easy way is to say something about your profile, your interests.
- Use the MakeFriends messaging system to meet people.
- Once you've found a good friendship, it's time to make MakeFriends friendship in the real world!
You can strengthen your new friendship by meeting personally. As soon as you have met in person, you can of course exchange contact information such as telephone numbers and email addresses or you can connect in a social network.
What does MakeFriends cost?
It's free to create a profile and see who else is on MakeFriends. The standard membership offers a good start to get to know MakeFriends. You can upgrade to a paid membership to use the full range of functions of MakeFriends. By charging a small fee for using this service, we can eliminate spam users and invest in improving the service for our members.
Is MakeFriends a dating platform?
Basically, it is not a dating platform. Many of our members are happily married or already in a relationship. But there are also many singles. It may well be that a love relationship arises from a friendship - who knows!
Help me! I have not received my confirmation email!
The main reason for this is often that it is in the spam or junk mailbox - please check this first!
If you still cannot find the email, please send an email to our support team. We are glad to help you!
What tips can you give me so that I can find new friends successfully?
- Complete your profile. It's not just a dating site, so just posting a nice picture is not enough. Introduce yourself in your profile. Give other members an idea of what types of friends you are looking for. Don't just write "Please find out" in the "About me" section. This is boring for the users.
- Be patient. If the right friend in your area is not yet registered, wait and come back later. New members sign up every day, so don't give up!
- Be proactive. Search for friends using the search tools. Send messages and introduce yourself. It's the fastest way to get member replies - much faster than waiting for someone to come to you!
- Please follow our safety tips and use common sense when you want to meet new people in the real world.
What happens after I have found a new friend on MakeFriends?
Enjoy the new friendship!
If you want to make more friends or expand your circle of friends, go back to MakeFriends to meet more people.
Unlike a dating platform, it is socially not reprehensible if you return to MakeFriends after your first successful match and keep looking!
How can I delete my account if I no longer like MakeFriends?
Log in to your account and navigate to "My Profile" in the "My MakeFriends" menu. Select "Privacy settings" in your profile and "Remove account" on the settings page.
Why do people use MakeFriends?
We live in a fast moving modern world. We are often so busy that we have no time to make new friends. Sometimes we move to a new location or separate from our partner and need new friends in the new area.
It's funny and interesting to meet new friends nearby or from around the world. Imagine you have a new friend who will show you the best places on your next trip!
DThe Internet is helping us today to find everything we need to live: groceries, real estate, shopping, work, vehicles. Why shouldn't it also help us to find new friends?
What kind of people are on MakeFriends?
All kinds of people. MakeFriends members are men and women of all ages and from all areas of interest. Of course, there are also teenagers and whole groups or couples. MakeFriends members come from Switzerland and around the world - you can find a friend near you or a new friend from any country in the world.
Is it safe to meet people online?
It is up to you to make the meetings safe. It is common nowadays for people to meet in person after online contact. However, remember to follow the following common sense rules before you meet someone for the first time:
- STell someone else where you are going when you meet and when you will be back
- Meet in a public place
- Only reveal your true identity when you can trust your new friend
- Do not reveal your home address and place of work until you have built a trusting relationship
What do I do if someone spams or annoys me?
If a user really threatens you, the best thing to do is to contact your local police or relevant authorities and report it to MakeFriends.
Is there a FriendMatch app?
Not yet. However, MakeFriends is a website that is optimized for smartphones and tablets. You can easily use MakeFriends with your mobile device.
Our goal is to provide an app in the future.
You like MakeFriends, but you want other features or changes. What can you do?