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Wiith App - The Tinder for Friends

Ever wanted to meet new people online without having the pressures of having casual sex with that stranger lingering over you? Then Wiith could be the app for you.

Wiith is a free app that is currently only available on iOS. It is designed to help you find new friends and organise events with them.

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I know it sounds a bit sad, but give it a chance. The app is set up to help you find companions with similar interests. I know many of us already have our friends, but there is a growing number of young people who are moving abroad with little more than a rucksack and Smart Phone. 

The app is a bit like Facebook in the respect that you can “create events,” but instead of inviting people, you have to wait for them to request to join in.

Then in a Tinder-esque fashion, the event creator gets to swipe left/right to accept/decline users into the event. Brutal, eh?  I’m not sure if that would really stop a dedicated party crasher from coming, but anyway…

You can specify how many spaces you have available for your event, because having 30 turn up for afternoon coffee might get a little complicated.

If you don’t fancy starting up an event yourself, you can still browse through the events in your local area.

Other features involve “following” people who you think are interesting. This way you can see when they make a new event and get involved straight away. There is also an in-app messaging service so you can communicate with these friends-to-be .

You will also have a rating, but not based on your looks or anything like that…it’s based on your reliability. As in, how often do you stand people up.

It hasn’t really taken off yet in any city other than San Francisco, but it might be worth a try.

The only reviews on the Apple store have been quite negative so far. One user complained that you can’t log in without a Facebook account, which I suppose isn’t very handy. The other couldn’t get the app to even start up.

The only other review was requesting to specify sexualities and genders of users. But I think that person might have missed the point a little.


I don’t see why this app can't take off, but it will need a few more than its current 1000 users to do so.  Overall, I think there’s something quite sweet about the idea and providing it doesn’t get soiled with a Tinder-like reputation then we might finally have an app for meeting genuine people on.

And as long as Tinder is around to keep all the horny teenagers at bay, then I doubt this app will take a hard right down Sordid Street or Dodgy Drive any time soon.



Megan Herdson
Megan is a country girl who moved to the city with some big dreams. She is studying her MA in Creative Writing whilst also managing an American Football Team.  She loves her blog and wants nothing more than to have her words read. That and to win the Championship, obviously. Follow her @MeganAtSMF

 
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Wiith App - The Tinder for Friends Reviewed by Megan Herdson on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Rating: 5

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