If you’re looking for apps for making friends or even a Tinder for friends, then this article is for you.
A few months ago, I shared with you 5 apps for meeting new people. Now, it’s time to mention some new ones that you might want to try.
Mobile apps are a blessing and a curse. Most of them come and go; they start by having a decent amount of users, then they become full of fake accounts or just inactive accounts. In other words, most of them don’t work as you’d expect. But still, if not just for the fun of it, they can be of some use.
You can meet new people using new mobile apps. It’s just not guaranteed to work, so don’t take them too seriously. You also need to try a lot of them, play around and see what works for you.
For me, I used Tinder and used this technique to meet other people. I also used that same technique with women to point out that I’m only looking for friends, not dates.
Here are 9 (more) apps you can use to meet people and make friends.
0. Before You Start, Check Out Patook!
I put it first because Patook is an absolute favorite right now, as it uses a system of scoring potential friends based on interests and values. I highly recommend to try this app and use it to meet potential friends in your area. Meeting people based on things you have in common is the best way to go.
If you’re not there already, subscribe to Nextdoor, and meet your neighbors. This app/website attracts mostly adults and parents, but it can provide great opportunities for neighbor-to-neighbor friends for any age-group.
2. Grip (Networkr)
Based on Linkedin, this app finds professionals around your location, and gives you a chance to connect with them. It’s like a Tinder for professional connections.
3. Facebook Groups App
Now that Facebook is trying to separate services like Photos, Messenger, and Groups, the latter feature is becoming more useful. If you subscribe to a group based on a certain interest of yours, you can chat more with the members than in the past. Groups used to be too public and were hard to use as a means for creating connections. Now, people are talking more in them and are taking them more seriously, so it’s worth a shot!
4. Bumble BFF
Although BFF is a term more associated with female friendship, both men and women use the friendship feature of the Bumble App. Bumble already has a good reputation, compared to other dating apps. This makes it so that people are generally friendly when using Bumble BFF to meet new friends.
5. We3 App
We3 focuses on helping you meet people who are “shockingly similar” to you. You go through a few tinder-like cards that show you values/beliefs/activities/interests, and you swipe left or right to select what you like. The app then matches you with people who are into the same things.
More active in a few large cities for now, this website and app will help you connect and engage in fun activities with new locals. It shows you events nearby and lets you create new ones.
This one is similar to CitySocializer, but puts more of an emphasis on places and plans to let you meet others who enjoy similar activities.
8. Interested in learning a new language? Try HelloTalk
This is a really fun app that connects you with people you can chose depending on the languages they speak and the languages they want to learn. People in it are generally open minded to new cultures and new people.
9. Have a Pet? Try these
Try at least a couple of apps for making friends – you never know!
– Paul Sanders
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