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Tinder and the rise of dating apps have allowed people to find love and lust all over the world. But what about those who are looking for platonic relationships with new people? Making new friends has never been easier with these social apps.
By
Jody Phan

10 Feb 2016 - 4:08 PM  UPDATED 10 Feb 2016 - 4:10 PM

Hey! Vina
Looking to boost your #squad? Enter Hey! Vina. Dubbed Tinder for girl friends, the app helps women find like-minded women for platonic friendships. Launched in San Francisco last week, and due to launch in New York, it’s designed to help women find compatible friends through matchmaker questions. “We’re on a mission to connect, empower and celebrate women around the world through technology,” co-creators Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian write on their blog. Users swipe right or left, and when they have a match, they receive a ‘ditto’ notification.

Butter
Make new friends by sharing your photos and asking what others think about your outfit, hairstyle, pet, or basically anything that will spark conversation! Formerly known as GetMeRated, the app is mostly popular amongst college students who are looking to chat with peers with similar interests.

Dog Share
A match-making service for both you and your pooch. Dogshare connects you to dogs in the local area for playdates, backyard sharing, weekend stays and reciprocal dog walking. Dogs are matched based on temperament and energy levels, so everyone gets along. But it’s not a service for people hoping to have pet benefits without any responsibility – all members must have dogs themselves.  

Chatous
Fancy an entertaining chat with someone and anyone who shares your passion for sport, cooking, travel, or the latest episode of Game of Thrones? Then it’s about time you discovered Chatous. Unlike forums or Twitter or the comments section of news websites, the app focuses on allowing people to have private one-on-one conversations about things that actually matter to them.

Meetup
You’re probably familiar with book clubs and mothers meetings. Well, Meetup is a social gathering app that helps you find new groups of friends who share your interests. The app connects people such as dads, mums, photographers, adventure seekers with people nearby and allows users to “meetup” with these groups.


 
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