Next steps to meeting people online
But, the alternative is weathering an isolating pandemic in isolation. Below, find the best apps for making new connections, advice on how to keep things natural, and tips on how to do it all safely.
Peanut aims to offer a support network for moms to find other moms. While Plenty of Fish is best known as a romantic dating platform, it also caters to platonic connections.
How to meet new people online, with the help of the following 7 apps
As its website specifies, Plenty of Fish is friendship-friendly. A-okay if your dog is your best friend. BarkHappy can connect you with other dog owners in your area, whom you can connect with on your common furry-friend interest.
Or, you know, screen-to-screen. Virtual dates are the new normal, says cyber-dating expert Julie Spira.
If you do meet in person, make it a public location for safety, and choose an outdoor activity that revolves around your shared interests, suggests Marcus. Even though everything feels riskier than ever, connecting during quarantine can have some serious benefits.
For one thing, you start in a more intimate place with a new person.
If you have a few reliable apps, know how to keep a conversation rolling, and can mask up appropriately, you can still connect with people. Oh hi!
Start a conversation online and next steps
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