• The Tinderisation of modern life is on the rise I arranged a coffee meet-up for Saturday at 5.30pm, which after half an hour a guy called Harpal said he was coming to.
There’s Skout, which brands itself as more of a friend app but has morphed into more of a dating landscape.
Peoplehunt exists, too, although it is now mainly a tool for finding others who might be able to help you with something (language exchange classes are popular on the format).
The most popular friend app around at the moment is Meetup, by a stretch.
However, the app was founded as a website; its mobile platform isn't the smoothest, lacking the responsive, quick-fire style of its new competitor.
Either way, you wouldn't be in the minority of adults if you sometimes wished for a new friend or two to enter your life.
After school and university – both moveable feasts of friend-making opportunities – men in particular often forget how to make close buddies.Striking up a friendly rapport with a newcomer becomes the exception, not the norm. These days, there are apps for pretty much anything, from getting a cleaner in after a party to chartering a private jet and booking a massage. ‘Wiith’, a new San Francisco-based app, is designed to buddy you up with people looking for buddies. No romance, no sex, just pure, unadulterated friendship. The premise is simple: if you’re new to a city, or just want to meet someone new, the app connects you with like-minded others inside a set radius.You sign up via Facebook, build a basic profile, then approach people for friendship or arrange social events and invite others along.• Bristlr: a dating app for bearded men and the women who love them Wiith co-founder Jeff Hodnett told Tech Cruch that he believed Meetup is “too rigid” for more natural, spontaneous get-togethers.It’s here where the app’s likeness to Tinder becomes starkly apparent.The new model is apparently more fluid, loose, and appears to favour randomness – all things young people enjoy.