Valentine’s is just around the corner, a day that is loved and hated in equal measure. Beyond Tinder, you may be looking for a partner and use applications to find her, but also that all you want is make new contacts and share your hobbies, especially after seeing how all your friends have become a couple and you have been alone. Staying home on weekends is not an option, so keep an eye on these seven Android apps with which you will forget what boredom is.
In theory, these applications are destined to meet new people and not to flirt, but the reality is that it does not always happen exactly like that and you may find more than one person who wants to go beyond a simple friendship. But can’t love come at any moment?
Learn to cook, train for a marathon, practice a language … What do you want to do? You will find it in Meetup, an app that offers you the most interesting plans near you under a maxim: “When we do what we like in a group, we give the best of ourselves”. To do this, it geolocates you on the map and allows you to explore the different categories to easily find what you want.
Do you want to dance salsa and there is no active event? You can propose it yourself to find someone with the same tastes as yours. And to make work easier and not have to be looking at your mobile every moment, you can configure the notifications to receive notifications of the activities.
Do you like to play sports and you don’t have someone to practice it with? Are you passionate about running and, although you can do it alone, do you prefer to do it in a group because it is more fun? The solution is Timpik, an app that focuses on bring people together to play paddle tennis or football, although the truth is that all sports have a place. To do this, all you have to do is search or create an event in which you can also control who – and who you don’t want to play with.
The app offers different very interesting options, such as the possibility of manage collections and pay online for, for example, reserving a paddle tennis court. When the game is over, you can vote for the best player, win medals for being the best in town, or keep track of your statistics.
Timpik – Paddle and Football nearby
- Developer: Timpik
- Download it at: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: sports
Classic chats have not gone out of style and MeetMe is a good proof of that. You will only have to create a profile and the application will show you others compatible with your tastes and geographical area. From there, it is up to you since you will have to contact them through the chat. And this is where the great difference with the previous applications resides, since the contact is individual, instead of doing it through groups.
Of course, in addition to the chat, you can share on your wall what you want to do and access a calendar of activities close to you to organize outings and meet new people.
MeetMe: Chat and new friends
The Skout app allows you to meet people close to where you are or from anywhere in the world. What does this mean? That if you are organizing a trip alone and you want to go for a walk accompanied by someone native to the place, you can do it thanks to Skout.
The app offers missions to pass tests and meet people and in it you can set filters to define who you want to talk to: according to age, gender or distance. In this way, you refine your search to the maximum. Its interface and operation is very similar to Facebook, so if you are a regular at it, you will have no problem mastering Skout. All you have to do is add the people you want to your contacts to be able to connect with them.
SKOUT: meet, chat, make friends
In the same spirit as the previous ones, GeoKeda wants to connect people with the same interests, but with a clear idea: the mobile phone is only used for a first contact and the purpose is to get out of the house, meet new people and do group activities.
You can join the events that already exist like hiking trails or partying or, if you can’t find what you want, create it yourself. With a Spanish firm, GeoKeda currently works only in Spain, although its expansion to other countries is planned.
All you have to do is register with your email or Facebook account to access the plans of hundreds of cities that you will find in Hobbispot. When you do, you will have to choose at least three categories that interest you so that you can see everything that is celebrated around you.
The customization is really high and you will be able to filter plans based on the activity itself (like all of them), but also on the date on which it is held, the distance at which it will take place or the price or cost of the plan.
hobbiespot – Meet people with the same hobbies
Couchsurfing Travel App
Low budget travel lover, Couchsurfing Travel App is for you. The app allows find a sofa to sleep on when you travel abroad. In this way, you can meet people from the area you visit, who can help you discover the native corners of the place, away from the bustle of tourists.
The app has more than 10 million users of more than 200,000 cities, so the possibilities of finding a good sofa to settle in on your next trip are almost endless.