Girlfriends will feed you when you're sad, clean your house when the rug is pulled out from under you, keep your kids while you get away, shoosh you when you need it, cut you slack when you don't deserve it, & take you where you want to go. They are priceless treasures!
Women with friends are rich... so how do you cultivate these jewels?
Grab someone by the hand & if you don't dance well with them, swing your partner & go a turn with someone else. If that works well, then try one dance to your tune, one dance to theirs & one more to a tune that neither of you have heard before. If you are both still stepping high after all that, you have yourself a friend!