The distinction between having social features (like a profile page and chat) and being a social network is also discussed in this mother meta question and in particular this answer.
Jeff Atwood explains the importance of having not only a main site and a meta but also a chat in the blog post introducing chat thus:
Because you not only need a place to have ...
No. While bounties technically allow transferral of reputation from one account to another, they are not meant to be used as gifts, and any bounty that is found to be used that way will be refunded.
The user will have to earn the necessary reputation points on their own. It's not that hard - 20 points are just 2 upvotes.