Relationships The matchmaking app for people who want to make friends not love A new app promises to bring people together for platonic purposes only. The Inbetweeners By Josh Barrie 8: Perhaps you frequent the same pub with the same bunch of guys and drink the same beer while cracking the same jokes a little too often.
Or maybe you travel a lot and spend too much time holed up in your hotel, wishing you had someone to check out the nice-looking restaurant you saw in the taxi on the way there. Either way, you wouldn't be in the minority of adults if you sometimes wished for a new friend or two to enter your life. After school and university — both moveable feasts of friend-making opportunities — men in particular often forget how to make close buddies. Striking up a friendly rapport with a newcomer becomes the exception, not the norm.
Thankfully, technology is at hand to help. These days, there are apps for pretty much anything, from getting a cleaner in after a party to chartering a private jet and booking a massage. And now making friends can be added to the list. No romance, no sex, just pure, unadulterated friendship. Think of it as a Tinder for making friends. The premise is simple: You sign up via Facebook, build a basic profile, then approach people for friendship or arrange social events and invite others along.
I feel bad now. Would you like to be friends with Jeff? A fresh dating app seems to spring up every month, and friendship platforms are following suit — today, the young, mobile generation appreciates the practicality and instantaneous nature of forming relationships by scrolling through pictures and sending a few messages.
With that in mind, Wiith already has a few similar models to compete with. Peoplehunt exists, too, although it is now mainly a tool for finding others who might be able to help you with something language exchange classes are popular on the format. The most popular friend app around at the moment is Meetup , by a stretch.
However, the app was founded as a website; its mobile platform isn't the smoothest, lacking the responsive, quick-fire style of its new competitor. The new model is apparently more fluid, loose, and appears to favour randomness — all things young people enjoy. As for me, I'm hoping that some of those people sign up in the next 24 hours and make Youcef a proper offer Read more from Telegraph Men Advertisement.