If you've recently moved or maybe entered a new phase of life , you know how personal connection can help ease transitions. As families and friend groups become more spread out, people are lonelier than ever, according to research by Jessica Carbino , sociologist and relationship expert for the social app Bumble. Sound familiar? Many apps geared toward friendship target a specific demographic or lifestyle interest so users have easy texting topics and can forge bonds. So whether you're looking for a new social circle or you just want to expand the one you've got, downloading any of these 7 friendship apps is a great place to start.
We just clicked: why I set out to find a new group of friends online
I Use Dating Apps To Find Friends, Not Lovers
Can a friendship app, a digital neighbourhood noticeboard or Facebook really help me discover a new bestie? T his year started with a bang. It burst into life with fireworks and kisses, and then came the sound of a spoon tapping on a wine glass. Another leaving speech. I have heard many over the past few years, watching loved ones leave in search of job opportunities or housing security, or as a cure for homesickness. Later, as I lay in bed, I thought about my rate of friend attrition. How long until I found myself totally alone?
I Tried Using Dating Apps to Find Friends
One thing that surprises me over and over again as an adult is the number of times I have to make new friends. But with moves, and circles of friends changing, and new friends moving away, and just the natural ebb and flow of life, I find I have to use my friend-making skills pretty regularly. One part of life that makes friendship more of a challenge is parenting. Making good girl friends is often much harder as a mom. Just finding the time to interact with other people in a casual way can seem insurmountable.
Making new friends , much like growing up, is hard to do. Gone are the high school sports teams that linked you up with other athletes and uber-social lunchroom hangouts. Now you have put yourself out there, much like you would while dating.