You can also share info with other users, like vet or park advice, as well as post cute pics. With Squad, you pick up to five Facebook friends to be part of your “squad,” which you can switch up anytime.
Then, you create a group name and tagline, the latter meaning your goal — going to such-and-such bar tonight or a Mets game this weekend.
If you're required to post a profile, take your time with writing your profile so you get across the most important information about yourself and be honest.
This is the best way to connect with new friends online.
Remember to be safe, make small talk, and be open to the experience of meeting new people.
So, to cut to the chase and make some bona fide friends, the apps below can help.
ICYMI, the older you get, the more some of your lifelong friends get busy with other life things, like getting married, having kids, or moving across the country. You are, too, though you may lose touch with them or see them less as your lives go different directions — even though you don’t want to replace them, per se, you also don’t want to stay inside alone… Luckily, with a lot of the apps below, you can tailor them to your needs, whether you want to find a group of friends to go out with last-minute (via Tinder Social), fellow athletes to organize a beach volleyball game (via ATLETO), or find a new best friend (via Bumble BFF). The app launched Tinder Social, which allows users to form groups of friends (same-sex or co-ed, whichever you prefer) to match and meet up with other people’s groups of friends. If you’re no longer on Tinder — i.e., you met someone — you can rejoin just for the new “social” aspect.
By now, you’ve probably heard of Bumble, the app where women make the first move in heterosexual matching and either person can make the first move with same-sex matching. It has to be done within 24 hours or else the match disappears. Have a dog and want to meet other dog-owners, and not just at the dog park or randomly on the street? On your profile, you tell fellow users about yourself and your dog, posting pictures of you both.
(I happen to be a big fan, as I met my boyfriend on it.) A few months ago, the app launched Bumble BFF, so those of us looking for a BFF, or maybe just some friends, can go on and find some. Last year, I relocated for family reasons, leaving most of my friends back in L. When you’re at a certain dog park, you can check in so all your new app friends now and you can have a play date, of sorts.
Just like when you’re in dating mode on the app, you “match” with potential friends based on their profiles. Or, you can private message and have a one-on-one doggie date.