7 Tinder-like Programs For Friends In 2023

Tinder is one of the top apps for connecting across distance but hey there are other 7 apps too you could try before the year runs out.



Meetup organizes online groups that host in-person events for people with similar interests. This app can be great for people who feel more comfortable meeting in group settings. Similar to confirming an RSVP for an event, Meetup lets you respond Yes, No, or Maybe to an event.

Bumble BFF

Usually known for its dating app, the company Bumble has Bumble BFF and it’s becoming popular for connecting with like-minded people nearby. When you do find a potential friend match on the app, you have to start a conversation within 24 hours to keep the connection active.


Who can turn down an app with the word friend in it? Friender is a mobile app that connects people with similar interests. When you build your profile, suggested matches will have at least one favorite activity in common with you, which could help in starting a conversation.

The League

The League is a site that’ll connect you with ambitious and go-getter potential friends, exclusive events, and inspiring groups. In order to get into The League, you must pass a screening process as it’s vetted to accept people with competitive credentials.


This app is known for strictly making platonic friends. With its main goal being to connect compatible people together, Patook  members can use a point system that will allow them to give out points for traits they like and see the points be shown next to their name on the app.


Nextdoor keeps you up to speed with everything happening close by. Only members who live within your neighborhood can join your neighborhood group unless you used a shared link invitation to friends who live outside of your area. This social networking is great for people who want to get to know their community better.


Self-described as the “Tinder for (girl) friends,” Hey! VINA was designed for women to meet female friends at any time. What’s cool about this app is that it encourages you to share more about yourself, including your activities, interests, and what you’re going through in your life that could help you meet friends that are going through similar events.

Finding a new relationship can feel like starting over, and finding new friends can feel like the same process. Don’t get discouraged if the chemistry isn’t there with certain people. Any kind of relationship takes time to grow. These apps can connect you with online groups and nearby people who are looking to build a very good relationship and friendship!

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