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The Top 5 Best Apps to Meet Your New Best Friend

Whether you’ve just moved to a new city or want to expand your circle of friends, one of these five apps can help you build new (platonic) relationships.

It can be hard making new friends as an adult. So many people already have their friend circles, and they’re not looking to meet anyone else. But those closed-off people don’t represent everyone, which is why there has been such a proliferation of dating sites. And, even if you’re not looking for love, there are plenty of options for meeting new people online. Try out one of these five great apps for making new friends.

Patook matches users with like-minded people who like and dislike the same things you do. The app is so effective because users on it are really looking for friendship – not something more. Patook has a no-flirting clause in its term of service, and if users break that clause, they are banned from the app permanently.

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Meetup helps you find group activities in your areas of interest – or IRL “meetups” made up of people who have similar interests that you do. Some popular meetups match people of the same age and gender living in the same city or group people who enjoy the same kinds of exercise.

While Foursquare used to be an app that just you follow local businesses and log where you’ve been, it also helps you make new friends in your area. To use it to make friends, you can find out when local meetups are happening in your neighborhood, and if they interest you, join in.

Nearify focuses on connecting you with group events happening in your event. These include lists of concerts, farmers’ markets, parents’ clubs, groups for dog walkers – the list goes on. To use it, you can filter through events happening in your city and get directions. While Nearify doesn’t match you up with people looking to make friends like Meetup does, you can meet new people at popular events.

An app that helps women make friends with other women, VINA is a Tinder-esque platform that lets you swipe right or left on women who you’re interested in getting to know – as friends. When you create an account with the app, it asks you six questions about yourself, and then pairs you with like-minded women.

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