In these modern times, there are hundreds of online avenues for finding a quick hook up or starting a longer, more meaningful relationship. The internet has completely revolutionized the way we view and treat romance. However, what about if you want to cultivate platonic relationships instead? Finding and making friends as an adult just isn’t as easy as it was back in your school days, but there are a number of online platforms that can help you do it. Here are five of the best apps for meeting new friends.
1. Bumble BFF
You might be familiar with the original Bumble, which is a dating app that puts the control in the hands of the female. Well, Bumble BFF is an offshoot of that. It still gives you 24 hours to connect with someone, but it’s only for friendship and platonic shared interest purposes.
This app takes the interesting angle of getting different groups of friends together rather than just one on one friendships. You can create a group for your own friendship gang, and can then follow other gangs on the site with whom you share interests. If you are close by, you can then arrange a big get together that won’t feel as awkward because both sides are coming into things with old friends to bring!
3. HEY! VINA
This app is basically marketed as Tinder for girls who just want to make friends with other girls! You do the same sort of swiping, but the aim is to make platonic pals rather than romantic ones.
This app aims to eliminate the chance of anyone disrespecting the platonic angle by matching people in groups of three from the start. You answer a bunch of personality questions and get matched to two other people who share your interests and traits. Then it is up to you to break the ice and see if friendship emerges!
Meetup is a perfect place to find groups of people who have the same interests as you and want to do the same things. You will find groups dedicated to lots of different hobbies and activities, and you can join as many as you like and get to know the people within, hopefully getting to the point where you can arrange real-life social get-togethers.