Adulthood isn’t nearly as easy to meet your ride or die(s) as it was during your childhood. With our busy schedules and new social anxieties, it’s hard to make yourself vulnerable to find new and strong friendships. Whether you’re searching for an everyday partner in crime or a group of friends to bar hop with, here are a handful of friendship apps tailored to you. Below are some that I love or have great reviews!
Match the things you love to do and find people to do it with, both online and in person! Whatever your preference. With over 50 million (yep, MILLION) users, Meetup is your handy tool to discover or host events with new groups of peers with similar interests as you!
If you like to warm up to people before jumping into a friendship, Yubo is a great social networking app that allows you to “swipe” to find new friends, communicate with them in the app, explore different interest groups, and even join or start live streams. You can meet people within your local community or across the world.
I’m 99.9% sure we’ve all heard of Bumble, the dating app. Well, the founder stepped it up and launched BumbleBFF as a new way for women to meet other women and build a friendship! The process is pretty much the same as Bumble. You set up a profile filled with photos and a few words about yourself, and then browse through other users! Swipe right to connect!
Founders, Olivia June and Jen Aprahamian, created the app in hopes of empowering women who enjoy travel, have just moved to new cities, going through a change, and so on. Hey! VINA is dubbed as the “Tinger for (girl)friends.” You can browse (by swiping right) for new friends, join communities, take quizzes and read articles.
Cost: Free / VIP subscriptions start at $6 a week.
For those who are looking for local buddies, this is your app! Nextdoor is focused exclusively on your neighborhood. You can communicate with your neighbors for recommendations, sell/buy household items, gather local news, and form relationships with residents close by. All in an organic way. This app makes it easy to form friendships and meet face to face right in your neighborhood!
For those who are seeking a friend or to expand your social circle, these apps are a great tool you can use anytime of the day! With a large number of users on each app, you are bound to find a future friend that checks all of your boxes. Let’s get socializing!