Making the decision to move to a different city is one of the most frightening things we can do in life. Moving forward means leaving important people behind. If it’s not the stress of packing boxes of belongings, it’s the reality of leaving important people behind. No matter how eager or dreadful you are about your move, making friends in another city can be a challenge.
Here are some of the best apps that you can use to make new friends that connect likeminded people or belongs to same interest.
You can browse through 24 categories of events hosted by Meetup (food and drink, music, photography, writing, etc.) to find your next kayak partner or collaborate with other writers. Select your available dates and let the app find events that match the categories you’ve chosen and based on your location. Besides RSVPing to these events, group members can also message those who are attending so you don’t miss out on the chance to meet up with people who share your interests.
Like-minded people come together through their love of fishing on Fishing Trips! Fishing Trips works to connect people with the ability to go fishing with people who do not have these opportunities (boat, car, fishing gear, or local knowledge). Fishing Trips is a great application for meeting new people, navigating your new area, sharing your fishing experiences, or even meeting new people if you have recently moved.
The people who live in a home aren’t the only ones who make it a home, but also the neighborhood it’s in. Why wouldn’t having BFFs down the street be better than having good friends all over town? With Nextdoor, you’re connected with a private social networking site that connects you to others living near you. You can search and find information in the app about anything from babysitters to block parties.
It is also another great app that brings people together who share the same interests. The number “three” is of the utmost importance to them in creating friendships, according to them. As part of matching, you swipe through statements and decide whether you agree, disagree, or remain neutral. In We3, you are placed into one of three tribes whose members are most compatible with you.
One of the most popular apps for finding like-minded friends is Pasook. The points system determines your matches. You are asked, after creating an account, to define the traits you would like to rank, such as interests, languages, values, range of ages, etc. Based on the traits you ranked, you will be matched with the people who accumulated the most points. Additionally, it lets users share their thoughts and schedule meetings via public discussion boards (known as “beacons”).
Perhaps you are familiar with Couchsurfing and might say it is a travel app rather than a way to meet new people, but it can be both! We aim to facilitate the discovery of cool (local) places and meet new people. There are now more than 14 million users, in 200 000 cities around the globe, since it was founded a long time ago. The benefit of couchsurfing is that traveller interacts meaningfully with others while travelling, allowing for a truly social experience.
This concludes our discussion on how to meet like-minded people. Our hope is that this article will be useful to you and that you will make new friends.