I’m not sure there is a risk involved since you have relatively little connection to any of these people. However, I suspect the person you confided in may know the likely reactions of the group.
Here is another thought. Get to know the group members individually, particularly the women that you feel you might like to have as friends. IF and when you feel confident enough in your assessements of them, tell those you select individually. That way there is no pressure for either acceptance nor group dynamics to interfere.