Who says swiping is only for online dating?! Well, if it was you, you'd be wrong. Friendship finding applications such as Bumble BFF (ye...

Swipe Right to Make Friends!

Who says swiping is only for online dating?! Well, if it was you, you'd be wrong. Friendship finding applications such as Bumble BFF (yes, Bumble has a friend portion) and Hey! Vina exist and use the swiping method. 



Why a Friendship App? 

Well, if you know anything about me, I'm not from the current state, let alone city, I live in. When you are an adult that works a lot, it's hard to meet people and that leads to being friendless. It's an awfully isolating and miserable experience, honestly. 

Experiences Using Friendship Apps?

First, like anything else, there's going to be hit or misses. We are not meant to befriend everyone, have a relationship with everyone and not everyone will work well with our personalities. This is something to keep in mind because a decent amount of people are awful at conversation, don't want to meet you and/or are flakey. This shouldn't completely turn you off because it happens in real life and yet we still try to date and have friends, right? Right. 

Out of the four friends I have in Houston, three of them came around because of friendship apps-two from Bumble BFF and one from Hey!Vina. I am highly grateful for the apps because these ladies are awesome! We can talk about family, dating, food and go out for brunch or go to a yoga or spin class. We clicked enough using the app to exchange number and hangout in person and the rest, as they say, is history. 

The negative is I've matched with people who don't use the app, are flakey or some other various that doesn't sit well with me. I met one lovely woman who just doesn't make an effort to communicate, at all, not even responding to a basic text. A few others were all about going to get drunk and that doesn't fit with my personality so that was a pass. Clearly, these people were ones I unmatched and moved on with my day. 

Would I Recommend Using Friendship Apps? 

Absolutely. Even if you aren't new to your area, people change, friendship groups grow smaller and people move away. There's nothing better than to have people to talk to about random things or to go out with. Just like with dating, there are some really great people who are on the app which an app worth while. I'm partial to Bumble BFF because it's where I've had the most success but I highly recommend trying both Hey!Vina and Bumble BFF. 

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