Dating site for meeting friends
Tinder was the worst of them: All I saw were a couple of group shots (but which guy are you, Steve?), ab selfies, and if I was really lucky, a suit shot.A woman's profile would show up on my Tinder, and I'd just stare at it.I couldn't swipe right, partly because of an information shortage, partly because of the guilt I felt misleading the woman in the picture.That said, I was confident friendship was going to be different on the apps.People would be chiller because the relationship stakes were lower. Still, I didn't want to play mind games with my future besties.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.A friend finder app, after all, didn't seem too far away with Tinder for cats and other spin-off matching services debuting. Lyke Me, an app three Michigan State University students have designed to match people based on interests, is launching this fall.) On a personal level, I wanted more friends.
On Tinder particularly, "The purpose was never just for dating, it was for social discovery in general," Rosette Pambakian, vice president of communications for the app, told me.
With no other criteria, I swiped right on guys who I found attractive and could write a literate sentence in their About Me, the same method I used when trying to date.