During the month that I used social dating apps to find new buddies, I sent countless unrequited salutations, offered up priceless New York City travel recommendations, and even gave my number to a guy who wanted to discuss first amendment rights. When I started, I believed that, with millions of people just searching for company online, I'd easily find my new bestie or at least someone down for a platonic hang.
The site provides a forum so you can chat with others, increasing the chance for an online friendship.Until now, most people have looked to Meet Up.com,which is one of the largest networks of local groups.Meet Up makes it easy to organize a local group or find existing meetup groups.He asked me if I wanted to hang out, and I said sure."Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote.The idea that the younger, mobile generation feels more comfortable connecting via apps and technology rather than in-person conversations is something that’s been tested before.A number of “Meetup”-like apps have launched in the past, but they’ve so far failed to topple the older social site which today still has over 21.5 million users, and hosts nearly 200,000 groups in local communities.When it comes to online dating, there are plenty of apps for i OS and Android users-from Tinder to to Ok Cupid.But what if you’re just looking to meet new people and don’t want to worry about being on a “date”?Co-founder Jeff Hodnett says, “Meetup just isn’t right for natural encounters – it’s too rigid.We think Wiith is a lot more spontaneous than Meetup, along with not having the dating stigma of Tinder.” The Wiith app wants to connect nearby people who share the same interests so they can meet up for local activities and events. Similar to Tinder dating app, users can swipe through applicants and anonymously select who they’d like to join.