Making Friends As An Adult In The 21st Century

When we’re young it’s easy to meet new people, the school playground often leaving us having a new best friend at the end of every day.

However when we grow up, things change. Some friends start full time jobs and others enter relationships and then have children. If you’re moving to a new country/city, it can be even harder to make friends! Whether you’ve moved to a new city where you know absolutely nobody, or your workload is just to high to put the time aside to actually go out and meet people. If you’re on the look out for some friends who are less dodgy than Tinder and more social than Paktor, then Huggle might just be the app for you!

 

Huggle is the new social app that lets you discover and connect with the people who go to the places you go.

Huggle works by connecting you to people who go to the same places as you. So if you are a fitness fanatic that’s looking for someone to grab a coffee with after your morning HIIT session, then Huggle will show you who else is working out where you are. Like wise, if you’re an avid film fan, you can see who else hangs out at your local cinema! It’s a great way to connect with people you have things in common and share a similar lifestyle with.

Places in common are a great icebreaker and meeting someone who has similar interests or goes to the same places as you, is a great conversation starter. And of course, you’re more likely to get along with someone who has a similar lifestyle to you, rather than someone who you just like the look of.

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On Huggle, you can only contact users if you have a place in common with them. This reduces harassment because people are less likely to send rude messages to those who go to the same places as them.

Sociologist, Dr Alex Hughes, praises Huggle for it’s realistic platform for connecting users:

“From the very first moment of meeting someone, how similar you are to that person plays a huge role in future interactions. Whether it’s romantic relationships or friendships, people are naturally attracted to similarity rather than appearance. Therefore sourcing a relationship based on appearance is not credible when looking for a long-term partnership. Individuals need to have shared interests, attitudes and values, for any relationship to work.”  

Huggle filters who you connect with based on where you go, what you do, what you’re interested in and how you live your life. You are where you go, so let your lifestyle do the talking.

You’re probably thinking about the security of meeting strangers through an app, Huggle has been praised for deterring inappropriate online behaviour.

Huggle is the first app from the UK to provide safety features, such as it’s one minute photo verification and hyper-local technology, which automatically picks up users’ locations and stops fake check-ins. No random people can see your list of places only you! And you can only speak to people if you have a place in common.

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Huggle connects you via places. 

In a society that tries to eradicate bullying, physical shaming, racial and cultural differences, it’s astounding that apps encourage people to judge others by their appearance. Huge believes that your looks do not say anything about who you are as a person but your lifestyle and interests do.

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I quite like the fact that the app tracks where you go often and prompts you to list some areas under “Your Places”. Needless to say, it’s based on location tracking of your phone so it still requires a bit of manual input from you.

I’ve been using Huggle for the past 2 weeks and I haven’t made any new friends yet but I reckon is that there aren’t that many users in Singapore yet. But I quite like the idea…so I hope to see you guys on Huggle and maybe hang out some time!

To get to know more connections, download Huggle for free at https://huggle.com/

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