Moving to a new city is never an easy choice to make. I recently moved from Florida to New York City, and it was a big adjustment. However, it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
If you’re moving to a city where you don’t know anyone, it can be hard to break into the social scene and find genuine connections. You can connect with coworkers or people you live near, but technology has blessed us with some apps that make networking even easier.
Here are some options for apps that can help you connect with people in a new city.
With Meetup, you can choose from 24 different categories to find connections with similar interests and beliefs as you. If you’re trying to find a new hobby or explore your new city, Meetup can help you find a person or group to spend time with.
- Bumble BFF
You might know Bumble as a dating app, but Bumble BFF offers a similar service for people looking to expand their friend group. You simply add photos and a short bio, then swipe through other Bumble BFF users until you mutually “swipe right” with some potential friends. Bumble also allows you to send each other messages for a 24-hour window to see if you’re both interested in taking the friendship further.
In the opinion of We3, having a group of three people is the optimal way to cultivate lasting friendships. We3 presents you with a series of statement cards and you give your opinion on each statement. You’re then placed in a compatible tribe who you can chat with. You never have to have a one-on-one conversation, and your privacy is secure with this site.
Through NextDoor, you can find connections close to your geographic area. There are different categories that you can post in and look at, so the app can help you find a block party, babysitter, jogging partner, or whatever else you might need. Along with helping you be connected with the members of your community, it can also help keep you informed with what’s happening in your area.
There are many apps out there that can help you connect with people in a new area, but these four are some of the most highly praised on the market.
Best of luck!