If you’ve resolved to meet new people in the new year, there are ways technology can help.
Let’s face it: it can be hard to make new friends as an adult. between work and family, it can be hard to find the time. Why not download a few apps that can save time by helping direct you toward like-minded people.
Bumble BFF is the platonic version of the popular dating site. It works in a very similar way where you upload photos and create a profile. Peruse other profiles in your area and if you match up, you have 24 hours to contact that person to begin a conversation.
Hey Vina markets itself as the “tinder” for building female friendships. Based on the results of a quiz, and basic information about yourself, the app will match you with women in a similar stage of life with the same interests. swipe right if you’re interested in learning more.
Finally, Patook is so intent on facilitating platonic relationships that it advertises its top of the line flirt detector and says it will block users who violate the rules. The app does allow you to post discussions amongst local users to start conversations to find more similarities.