Whether you’re new to the city, or just want to form a fresh new network of friends — yes, just friends (without resorting to Tinder and the likes) — you can get by with a little help from these apps…
Similar to the meetup.com website and app, Wiith helps you connect with people within a certain distance who have the same interests as you, and enables you to meet them for activities or events. It uses a swiping method like Tinder — but that’s where the similarity ends — and the app suggests a hangout for both parties.
If you’re not exactly a “group” kind of person, and prefer one-on-ones with new people to get to know them better, Peoplehunt can connect you to like-minded folks. The app pegs itself as the one “that enables the pursuit of awesome — find the right person for the right time in the right place.” And it may just well be! So whether you just want someone to practise your French with, or meet a fellow cooking enthusiast, give this one a try.
Though the name might sound a tad desperate, this Michigan State University students-created app again targets users and friendships based on their interests and hobbies, and not superficially, by liking each other’s photos. The creators want to connect “people who have similar social and professional interests within the same area” and eliminate social, racial and other barriers in the process. This app is still in beta, but sign up on lykeme.com and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Meet My Dog
Yes! Pooch owners and lovers already have a great way to meet new people — with their pets in tow! What better way to break the ice with fellow dog lovers than your beloved dogs, and get them to make new canine friends in the process too? You can list your pup’s details on the app, browse other nearby dogs and send friend requests to fellow dog owners, and meet up for a walk!
Compiled by Mary Paulose