Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... I haven't heard of any guys legitimately looking for friends on a dating site.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. Honestly, who in this day and age just comes onto a DATING site to meet just a friend? Not to sound like a homophobe, but if a guy came to me on a dating site, looking to be my friend, I'd probably doubt his intentions would be legit.
While it is possible to be friends with someone of the opposite sex (and even to be friends with an ex), there are better ways to meet new friends, including several websites devoted to friendship only, that can help someone get to know you as a pal and not as a romantic partner.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
With so much to do, though, finding the right man or woman can be a bit of a challenge.