Whether you’ve moved to a new city, got a new job, just broke up with your current BFF or want to expand your horizons, you don’t really need a reason to make new pals. But as you may have already found out, meeting people as an adult proves to be far more challenging than it was as a kid or a uni student.
Enter the world of friend dating, a swipe right, swipe left approach to finding your next BFF. That’s right, whether you’re looking for a Pilates companion, coffee buddy or someone to binge-watch Netflix with, these friend-making apps will help you find your perfect platonic match.
Ahead, you’ll find seven of the best.
Yep, now you can make friends on Tinder. The app launched a new feature called Tinder Social, which allows users to create groups of friends, meet other groups of friends, and plan a fun night out together.
Bumble, the popular dating app that requires female users to message first has ventured into the friendship zone. Bumble BFF, syncs with the original app and displays all matches on one home screen. Platonic connections show up in mint green and potential love interests in yellow.
Hey! VINA is the female-only app that matches you up with likely friends based on your common interests (like reading or wine), location and existing networks of mutual connections (via Facebook). All you have to do is swipe your way to the perfect girlfriend.
Real is a simple way to meet new friends, with no gender bias. How exactly? There’s no gender filter and your profile photo is hidden until you match. So, you’ll be swiping on personality and common interests, not appearance.
With Skout, you can meet people nearby or on the other side of the world. You can choose to meet with people by preference and proximity, or simply chat with another user. You can even buy and send gifts.