Friends First, Romance Second Claims

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When if comes to making online friends and meeting potential love interests, proves to be one of the best free sites in its class. The site continues its relentless release of new features to help its members have fun meeting online.

After doing a 180 degree about-face from becoming a paid site in 2004, continues to be one of the favorites for meeting people on the internet.

Including features like picture scrapbooking, real-time email and instant messaging, interactive public forums, and audio/video chat rooms, (aka boM) has found a way of turning internet dating into a byproduct of meeting friends online. has set out to make dating secondary to finding online friends and having fun without the expense of having an expense. Create a profile, enjoy meeting new friends and if something turns into a love interest, it’s just a benefit.

“For me, it’s about the creativity aspect in bringing people together in a social online environment,” claims Chad Brak, the Founder of “I want to pursue an evolving friendship/dating community that never sleeps when it comes to inventing new ways for people to express themselves over the internet. Ask any member on boM what they think of the site and I guarantee they will comment on its ever changing qualities,” says Chad who once had intentions of making boM a paid site. He admits that seeking too much monetary reward for a social online community seemed to clash. He says, “In the beginning, I developed boM with no intentions of making it a paid site. When I decided to go paid in 2004, I felt I was straying away from my original business model which was to create a fun and free social site that would make money solely on advertising.” now has thousands of members since its conception in 2003. It has grown at a steady pace and has continued to please members that just refuse to leave. “I want to continue forward development as a free site always thinking outside the box,” claims Chad. “Signing up on boM can be compared to creating a membership on a perpetual beta site which is always striving to enhance its content and functionality.”

At boM, it’s Friends First and Romance Second. For additional information, please visit

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