Finding fun people that share your interests in your local area can be a bit of a challenge – the key is knowing where to look. In today’s always connected world, the obvious answer would seem to be looking online through various social media apps, but apps like Facebook and Twitter aren’t really designed for this purpose which really leaves dating apps such as Tinder or okCupid as your best alternatives.
There is another choice though, and that’s an app called Friendable, which provides you with an online place to meet up with new and interesting people living in your own area. It’s up to you how far you take this in the real world, but this iPad and iPhone dating app makes it easier to find compatible people near you. Friendable is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
There are plenty of dating apps available in the App Store that help you meet people near you and most of them offer a great service. Friendable is a little bit different from these other apps as it really encourages people to meet up for friendship first and if anything happens beyond that it’s simply a bonus – it’s all about the approach.
The one thing to keep in mind with this app is that just like any other typical dating app, you will have to go through a fairly lengthy sign-up process, although it’s just a matter of answering a few simple questions about yourself – nothing too complicated. Overall, this app has a great user-friendly interface that’s easy to navigate. The biggest drawback is that you can only perform a basic search of members and view their profiles with the free membership. In order to actually connect with these people you will have to subscribe to a monthly plan which will cost you as much as $18 per month. The Friendable Free app will require 51.6 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How It Works
After you’ve finished with the sign up process, the app will open with page after page of member photos near you. At the bottom of the app you’ll also see a navigation bar with four different main tools including: nearby, meet, trending, and create. The nearby tool will pull up a map of members that are currently online near you – the cool thing about this is that you can quickly access their member profile by tapping on their image on the map. To return to the main feed any time you simply tap on the meet icon.
The other two icons on the menu bar are what makes the Friendable app unique from other dating apps. With the create icon, you can create a description of an event you’d like to attend or a dinner you’d like someone to join you for. You then post this live and other members in the area that are interested in joining you can respond to your suggestion. The trending icon allows you to access "create requests" that other people have posted nearby. It makes for a fun and interesting twist on the whole dating scene.
Allows you to create social event suggestions that other members can join
Nearby function allows you to view members on the map and access their profile
Full access requires a monthly subscription
If you’re sick of traditional online dating apps, then you may want to try Friendable as it’s definitely something a little bit different. This app focuses on the social aspect of becoming friends with new people in your area as a priority instead of dating. It may lead to more, but the initial connection is more about companionship and friendship. It’s a fun, unique concept and definitely worth giving a try.
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