Dating site but for friends
With photo-heavy, information light profiles, the apps had me frustrated within five minutes.Tinder was the worst of them: All I saw were a couple of group shots (but which guy are you, Steve?I also doubted, after a while, people really read what I wrote. As forward as his message was (Did he want to hang out with me already?!Still, I got matches who would usually say nothing or just "Hi." Those who did say more provided some strange conversations. So where would you spend a Sunday afternoon in New York? No one else was that refreshingly direct), I responded with Central Park and waited.People would be chiller because the relationship stakes were lower. Still, I didn't want to play mind games with my future besties.
I began my experiment in mid-August, downloading Tinder, Hinge, and Coffee Meets Bagel.
"We're not asking you to define what you're interested in." Yet I joined right in creating the user subtext.
A woman's profile would show up on my Tinder, and I'd just stare at it.
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.
I moved to New York less than two years ago and have been trying to expand my circle as I build roots in the city.
And he wasn't the only one who ghosted me after the big reveal.