(I happen to be a big fan, as I met my boyfriend on it.) A few months ago, the app launched Bumble BFF, so those of us looking for a BFF, or maybe just some friends, can go on and find some. Last year, I relocated for family reasons, leaving most of my friends back in L. When you’re at a certain dog park, you can check in so all your new app friends now and you can have a play date, of sorts.
Just like when you’re in dating mode on the app, you “match” with potential friends based on their profiles. Or, you can private message and have a one-on-one doggie date.
Once your group matches with another group, you can start messaging each other, which looks a lot like a group text.
Then, just make plans to do something tonight — yep, tonight, since your group will expire at noon the next day.
With over 40 sporting activities to choose from, like tennis, volleyball, and cycling, you'll find at least one you’ll like. Creating a profile’s simple, too, filling in info such as your workplace and sports club affiliations.
A Captain America fan might be connected with someone who’s really into Bucky Barnes, for example.
It requires a little more investment on your part, but you will learn more about your matches with this app than most others. It’s formatted like Tinder (but with more profile), it tells you if you’ve crossed paths like happn and you can use it for friends or dating like Bumble. If you want a quick way to find people who roll with the same crowd as you and don’t want to ask your friend about that cute coworker, Hinge could be the answer. The ironically named Pure is even more effective than Tinder for making casual, ahem, connections. Their 20-questions quiz goes beyond the basic info that a lot of other dating apps ask for.
It also has over 300 million users between its website and its app, which means a large dating pool, but also more scammers and fake accounts. Hinge matches you up with friends of friends based on your Facebook contacts. Users post an invitation to hang out and then choose from respondents whom they want to meet. Specify whether you’re using it for friends, a hook up or dating to make sure you find someone looking for the same.
ICYMI, the older you get, the more some of your lifelong friends get busy with other life things, like getting married, having kids, or moving across the country. You are, too, though you may lose touch with them or see them less as your lives go different directions — even though you don’t want to replace them, per se, you also don’t want to stay inside alone… Luckily, with a lot of the apps below, you can tailor them to your needs, whether you want to find a group of friends to go out with last-minute (via Tinder Social), fellow athletes to organize a beach volleyball game (via ATLETO), or find a new best friend (via Bumble BFF). The app launched Tinder Social, which allows users to form groups of friends (same-sex or co-ed, whichever you prefer) to match and meet up with other people’s groups of friends. If you’re no longer on Tinder — i.e., you met someone — you can rejoin just for the new “social” aspect.
You can even join an app for your dog to meet up with other dogs (via Meet My Dog). ) Whatever your friend needs may be, there’s probably an app for you, waiting for you to download it. It reminds me a lot of Meetup groups, only way smaller ones that you hand-select.At ten times what it was last October, the app’s small user base (around 10k downloads on Google Play) is growing faster than your action figure collection. Why feel guilty for leaving Fluffy at home when you could organize a double date?