It’s ideal if you want new people but not more romance. Peanut (Free) Peanut is an app that hopes to build a community of women who also happen to be mothers.
You can spend time in the app chatting via a group chat facility, but Peanut has a strong focus on arranging meet ups.
Meetup (Free) Meetup works across thousands of cities.
Its aim is to help bring together groups of people that have common interests.
You can easily check out what events your friends are liking or attending, as well as keep in the know about when your favorite musician or comedian is around.
Personal recommendations make it easy to find something to do any day of the week. Meet My Dog (Free) Dog walkers know how easy it is to randomly talk to people while walking their pooch, but Meet My Dog just made it even simpler.
It’s ideal for those who travel regularly but want to meet people. Nearify (Free) Nearify touts itself as an app for letting you know of events happening near you, but it’s also a cool way of meeting new people.
By signing up, you can immediately check out what your local area has to offer.
Whether it’s simply a group full of people of a similar age, or a keen bunch of tech or fitness fans, there should be something for you. Nextdoor (Free) Want to get to know your neighbors more easily but never seem to run into them? It’s a private social network for your neighborhood, allowing you to exchange information on the local community through your smartphone.
The best way to meet new people without having to swipe right is to accept every invitation you receive, says Spira.
Get outside of your comfort zone by joining different communities and spending time with people who aren't necessarily in your regular cast of friends.