So, to cut to the chase and make some bona fide friends, the apps below can help.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.After all, it gets awfully lonely waiting around for "the one." Perhaps you've decided that what you need at this point in your life is someone to talk to and laugh with — someone with whom you can share the sheets, but not the tax refund.
Teens and adults alike can use the app to make new friends or business contacts, then chat, exchange notes and photos, and send virtual gifts.
Plus, you get to decide if, and when, you want to connect with someone.
— or another person for a pick-up game of basketball, the options are endless.
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.
” or “Going to a concert tonight.” Then, just like with regular Tinder, let the matching begin.
Once your group matches with another group, you can start messaging each other, which looks a lot like a group text.
When you use the app’s “Huddle” feature, you can privately chat with members of your CLIQ, too.
And, CLIQs can post status updates, photos, videos, and update where they are so their followers know. Available in almost 200 countries, you can literally meet people all over the world.
Oh, and instead of a bio, you describe yourself via three emojis (and you can still write a bio if you so choose) — which is awesome and so 2016.
Do you and a couple friends want to meet some new people IRL? When you log onto CLIQ, you can then match with another group of friends.
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.