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 2014 by Amy Wood, the platform pairs women with like-minded individuals in the hopes of creating a Bonnie and Clyde-level duo.
Following its initial launch, Yes New Friends was so flooded with applicants they were forced to take a brief hiatus in order to create a system that worked well on a larger level while retaining the grassroots feel.
While many may think of Twitter or Instagram as great places to spark friendships, dedicated platonic matchmaking platforms are gaining popularity as busy young professionals struggle to find a healthy work-life balance and also squeeze in time to meet cool, inspiring peers.
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Yes New Friends is a Toronto-Based Matchmaking Service for Women
- By: Rebecca ByersFeb 18, 2016