TOP 10 Best Apps to Make Friends
Let’s be real for a minute, ok? Adulting is HARD! As we get to a certain age, friendships become harder and harder to make and maintain. We are so busy dealing with things like paying bills, finding and keeping a stable job, and just life in general that we forget how equally important having social groups and solid friends actually is. Who else will be there for you when it’s time to binge-watch Sex and the City AGAIN or when your deepest darkest secrets need to be unloaded? But fear not! Modern technology is here to help you bridge the adult friendship gap. Yes, we’re talking about friendship apps. You don’t even have to leave your house! So, tuck in, press play on your fave episode, and let’s get to scrolling!
#1 on our list is Tango, This app lets you make friends with Creators and Viewers worldwide. You can meet and chat live with people around the world, exchange virtual gifts, tune into live-stream shows, or create your own alongside new friends! Personalize your in-app experience by selecting exactly which content you want to see. The possibilities are endless! Download this app NOW, you won’t be sorry.
The app was first created for gamers and streamers, but over time it has expanded to include other hobbies, including fitness and health, sex education, makeup, and beauty. Of course, there are some big-name streamers here, but it shouldn’t stop you from making new friends with your co-fans and co-gamers.
Meetup is considered the OG of in-person meetup apps. It actually hosts meetups in nearly every single country worldwide! From entrepreneurs to sewing clubs, there’s literally something for everyone. You can even host your own events or create your own groups. The whole point of Meetup is to help people living in the same city establish meaningful connections.
From the team that brought you one of the most popular dating apps, Bumble BFF is for people in search of platonic yet meaningful relationships. According to the app’s creators, Bumble BFF aims to make it easy for anyone to “build a supportive community around them — no matter where they are.” One of the cool things about this app is that you can find your potential friend matches based on your activities and interests — with a fun, easy, and accessible way to browse profiles by swiping right to connect or left to pass. So go on, and make your first move by downloading the app today!
5. Hey! Vina
Hey! Vina is an app created for women by women. This app encourages friendship-only connections by matching you up with like-minded women in your area. When you first use the app, it prompts you to select the communities and hobbies you most closely relate to, including introverts, extroverts, dog owners, gaming girls, foodies, homebodies, mothers, expats, and LGBTQI+, just to name a few. To add a new level of fun, the app provides tests and quizzes to publish in your profile, helping you and other users get to know yourself better!
Peanut was created for moms who want to connect with other moms. This app is for women who need support or guidance on various issues, from motherhood to mental health and wellness. There are chat rooms, spaces for group conversations, and even community meetups. You’ll also be asked to verify yourself by taking a selfie when signing up. This ensures safety not only for yourself but also for the other users.
Yubo sets itself apart from other apps on our list by being the only app whose target market is teenagers! According to its team, the app’s goal is to make it easy for people to discover new friends by providing a safe and secure platform. This friendship app offers the ever-popular swipe tab, chat spaces, community forums, and games. Some people complain about the “very strict guidelines” but we find that’s a good way of making sure your teens are safe.
In another app that uses the swipe left or right feature, we have Wink. It’s like Tinder but for friends. You can specify the age range and gender of people you want to meet and add your interests to ensure that you and your potential matches share at least one pastime in common. You can chat within the app or take the convo outside to Snapchat for something a little more private. Wink, Wink.
Our unconventional pick of the day brings us to the Nextdoor app. It’s like a virtual neighborhood watch meets a private social network. The app builds connections by bringing neighbors together. Strict security measures ensure that only people who actually live in the neighborhood can officially join. You can hold virtual yard sales, find part-time babysitting jobs, and even pet watch!
If you’re an extrovert, we’ve found the app for you! LMK has a voice chat feature that allows you to start or join calls in chat rooms that pique your interest. There’s no “matching” with people here. You just chat with anyone you find interesting. There is, however, a swipe right feature when you find someone you really want to be friends with. LMK also has a community feed for sharing announcements and status updates.