So, you’ve just moved to a new city and you can’t seem to make a connection with the people you work with. Well, there’s an app to help you find your new BFF.
Dating app Bumble just expanded their operation to include BumbleBFF, a matchmaking service for friendships. Sometimes you find out that you cannot repair a friendship and finding ways to move on can be even tougher than losing a romantic relationship. But if it works well, you’ll find a person who makes you realize that sometimes BFFs make the best life partners.
So, when you’re ready to get back out there, Bumble has a great way to do it. This is especially helpful for post-grads because we don’t have any more forced social situations (school organizations, sororities, etc.) to help us meet new people.
To use it, you’ll use the same profile you already have for dating, according to TechCrunch. After switching to BFF mode, you’ll see people you could be besties with, instead of your next potential boo. If you swipe right on someone and they do the same on your profile, you have 24 hours to initiate a conversation.
— Bumble (@bumble_app) March 4, 2016
There are two downsides to BumbleBFF. First, your friendship profile is the same as your dating profile. (Does a potential bestie really care if you like long walks on the beach? Probably not.) Second, you can only do same-sex swiping. Guys and girls can be BFFs, but, unfortunately, they just can’t meet on an app for that purpose yet.
So, will you download BumbleBFF? Tweet us at @feather_mag, using the hashtag #FreeAsAFeather.