Adult friend mobile
If you think you could see yourself being friends with the person or have common interests (via your scrolling skills), reach out and introduce yourself. As I mentioned, I went to the University of Kansas, and as a Jayhawk, we pride ourselves on dominating college basketball.
You never know until you try, and what better way to use IG’s platform than to make plans offline and spend time disconnecting from the internet? So when I moved to LA, I joined an alumni group on Facebook that would post and host spots for grads to gather and watch our team play.
For the first 18(ish) years of our lives, making friends comes organically.
You become close with classmates from elementary to high school because those are the people you see nearly every day.
This makes it so you don’t have to think twice and takes the mindless stress out of planning a friend date. One of my good friends taught me to always have five questions or topics ready to talk about or funny stories to share on a first date so conversation doesn’t get stale. You may go on a handful of first-date friend setups, but the good news is that as you get older and hit a level of maturity, you realize that if a friendship isn’t working out, there’s no need to force it and you shouldn’t feel guilty about that. Don’t feel weird about reaching out to a coworker or someone who went to your college who you weren’t friends with but now live in the same city.
Take advantage of childhood or college friends who are willing to set you up with someone they know living in your new city. Plus, who wants to waste time and energy (and the cash! Just remember you’re great and people do want to hang out with you, so be a little shameless and extend an invitation.
But let’s rewind to 2012, when I first moved to Los Angeles and this certainly wasn’t the case. Sure, when you move to a new city, you expect all the changes—new apartment, new favorite grocery store, new job, etc.
It requires a little more investment on your part, but you will learn more about your matches with this app than most others. It’s formatted like Tinder (but with more profile), it tells you if you’ve crossed paths like happn and you can use it for friends or dating like Bumble. If you want a quick way to find people who roll with the same crowd as you and don’t want to ask your friend about that cute coworker, Hinge could be the answer. The ironically named Pure is even more effective than Tinder for making casual, ahem, connections. Their 20-questions quiz goes beyond the basic info that a lot of other dating apps ask for.But, there’s actually a whole slew of other dating apps that may be even more useful for you. The one drawback of the location focus is that after a bad date, you risk an awkward run in at the gym.There are apps that bring together people with similar nerdy interests, apps designed for encounters even more casual than what Tinder delivers, and profile-heavy apps that really get into the specifics of users’ personalities. Bumble is like Tinder, but with all the power in the ladies’ thumbs, and far fewer inappropriate pics.A Captain America fan might be connected with someone who’s really into Bucky Barnes, for example.
At ten times what it was last October, the app’s small user base (around 10k downloads on Google Play) is growing faster than your action figure collection. Why feel guilty for leaving Fluffy at home when you could organize a double date?But fast-forward to post-college and you find yourself in a new city—how do you find genuine friendships as an adult?I’ve been lucky enough to have a group of girls and guys I’ve been friends with since kindergarten and who I’m still extremely close with, even though we’re all spread out across the country.You find something you like—maybe you’re a Facebook fan, or a loyal Instagrammer, or a member of the cool Snapchat club—and you stick to it. Ever wonder if you’ve met your soulmate, but didn’t know it?