Let's be honest, no one goes travelling solo without the intention of meeting people along the way, or slotting into a travel squad while you're out there — and even the most intrepid of travellers would admit that making new friends on your own is daunting. So step aside Tinder, these 8 platonic friendship apps double duty as the perfect apps for travel and are here to ensure you don't end up a billy no mates on your next solo adventure Vina seeks to unify women and help new friendships blossom.
Unlike Tinder or Bumbe, Hey! With the app active in countries and available in 1 4 different languages, Skout was created with the intention of being used by those bitten with the travel bug. Their user interface aims to evoke the magic of serendipitous encounters, while providing a safe and fast way for travellers to make instant new connections and find travel buddies to partner up on adventures with.
What more could a traveller ask for?
Giving you up to 15 suggestions daily of people in the area who share your listed interests, the app then goes one step further by suggesting a local activity, bar or cafe for the both of you — or your group — to get acquainted. Perfect if you fancy a brunch date, or need someone to peruse art galleries with.
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Patook is the newest app on the scene, allowing you to make friends with people in your immediate vicinity. Despite having a similar swiping system to Tinder, Patook is strictly platonic — and we mean really strictly.
Because we all know the disappointment of making friends with someone on our holidays, only to realise they want something more…. This is the app to have if you want to meet other travellers while travelling, as opposed to just locals. The app connects travellers from across the world who are heading to the same place, at the same time, who have similar interests and likes.
Sounds good to us! By inputting your upcoming trip, no matter how long or short or what the nature of the trip is, Tripr will aid you in finding like-minded travellers on the same journey.
By Tina Burke. By Jess Borten.
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