Women on dating site looking for friends
After that, she decided to start a networking group called "Ladies Who Vino." It grew and eventually inspired her to create Hey! That app matches users based on factors including location, mutual friends and personal traits.Right now it's only available in New York, San Francisco and L. If that sounds too much like online dating, Rendezwho tries to make friendship a game.
But in big cities like New York and Los Angeles that are filled with young, transient populations, the idea of using technology to connect with new friends is gaining steam.
For some people, it might seem weird to look for a new pal on their phone. Back in 2005, only 44 percent of people said it was a good way to meet people, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. And while social networks such as Facebook and Instagram allow users to contact random people, specialized apps, Baca said, make it seem OK to reach out to strangers without it feeling weird.