"We both went into it looking for the same thing: friendship. Vina has been around since January of last year, but didn't launch globally until last September.You do need to use Facebook to register, mostly to see if it can find matches based on mutual friends or other commonalities, but it's free to join.If you're not familiar with it, the Secret Information Club is a free service that I operate by email.I send out information on a variety of fascinating topics connected with the Catholic faith.The next day, I received another Ditto from someone (she said she wanted to stay anonymous, so let's call her Jane). I waved hello, and as soon as she recognized me, she waved back.She greeted me first, saying she liked that I was honest in my profile about being an introvert. She also liked that I was into board games -- something I'm pretty passionate about. So I thought, let's meet up and see how this works out. We ordered our salads and sat in a public park to chat.And Poole, who has a background in social psychology, says that men and women traditionally make friends very differently. Maybe it's because of my interests as a child or that I work in a male-dominated industry, but most of my friends are men.
" or "Describe yourself in emojis." If you like, you can also take personality quizzes to help flesh out your profile even further. "Part of that is so that it doesn't turn into a dating app," said Olivia Poole, one of the founders of Hey! "When you put men and women onto a platform to meet, it can very easily and organically turn into a dating app, just based on human nature." That's not to say that men and women can't be friends -- of course, they can -- but it's just more complicated. Vina to be a safe space where women can feel comfortable being themselves.
"I didn't know anyone here and I've never lived in a suburb," she said.
"There aren't a lot of opportunities to socialize in Walnut Creek." Before long, though, she did meet someone who turned out to be a pretty good friend.
Similar to some dating apps out there, you start out by filling out your profile with some basic information about yourself and as much detail as you want. Vina, you're encouraged to be honest about your personality.
You can say whether you're an introvert, an ambivert or an extrovert, whether you're an indoor or an outdoor person, whether you prefer coffee or wine, and so forth.