Platonic Matchmaking

Apps facilitate adult friendships as romantic relationships take a back seat

Implications - Mobile applications that help individuals find friends as opposed to romantic partners are beginning to emerge following the success of dating apps such as Tinder. These applications speak to the difficulty of forging interpersonal relationships in modern adult life, and point to a consumer willingness in making meaningful connections through technology. Moreover, it also de-prioritizes the romantic union as the most essential.
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Friendship-Forming Travel Apps - This Site Connects Adventurous Globe-Trotters to Travel Hosts
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Friendship-Forming Travel Apps
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Female Friend-Finding Apps - The 'Hey! VINA' App Helps Women Expand Their Social Circle
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Warm 2,224 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 16
Female Friend-Finding Apps
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Location-Based Social Chat Apps - Skout is a Mobile App for Expanding One's Social Circle
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Average 730 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 16
Location-Based Social Chat Apps
Skout is a Mobile App for Expanding One's Social Circle
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Average 562 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 16
Group Date Matchmaking Apps
Smeeters Helps Arrange "Explosive" Meetings Between Groups of Friends
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Female Friendship Platforms - Yes New Friends is a Toronto-Based Matchmaking Service for Women
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Average 753 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 16
Female Friendship Platforms
Yes New Friends is a Toronto-Based Matchmaking Service for Women
Yes New Friends is a free platonic matchmaking service for women living in Toronto that is loosely inspired by the iconic female friendships like Rihanna and Melissa Forde. Launched in September... [More]
Casual Friendship Apps - The Wiith App is a Tinder-Inspired platform for making new friends
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Average 1,503 Clicks Pub: May 13, 15
Casual Friendship Apps
The Wiith App is a Tinder-Inspired platform for making new friends
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