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So I filled out my profiles honestly, noting in each I was not looking to date, "only make friends :)." This practice got trickier on more information-intensive apps—I literally responded to Coffee Meets Bagel's "I like it when my date…" query with a "doesn't want to date me. But Laurie Davis, author of and an online dating consultant, later told me that strategy was all wrong: Being direct was the kiss of death."If you're looking for friends, I would just not write anything about that until the very end if they ask you a question about it," she said. "On OKCupid, they ask you 'you should message me if…' and I would say something really casual there like, 'You think having a drink would be fun.' Use words like 'fun,' which is an indicator of more for social than anything else." She didn't have a lot of faith in my whole friend-getting scheme, really.

With no other criteria, I swiped right on guys who I found attractive and could write a literate sentence in their About Me, the same method I used when trying to date.

Going in, I thought the experiment was limited: Because these were dating apps, I couldn't access the pool of straight girls, those least likely to see me as a romantic target.

A woman's profile would show up on my Tinder, and I'd just stare at it.

I couldn't swipe right, partly because of an information shortage, partly because of the guilt I felt misleading the woman in the picture.

I moved to New York less than two years ago and have been trying to expand my circle as I build roots in the city.

As a very extroverted person, I believe the more people around, the merrier (and richer) life is.

He asked me if I wanted to hang out, and I said sure.

"Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote.

Still, I got matches who would usually say nothing or just "Hi." Those who did say more provided some strange conversations. So where would you spend a Sunday afternoon in New York? No one else was that refreshingly direct), I responded with Central Park and waited.

I had been busy that day, but our friend picnics by the park's Lake could happen next weekend.

That said, I was confident friendship was going to be different on the apps.

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