Now there is a Tinder for finding friends
It was Friday night… and all of Elva Carri’s friends were busy. Rather than giving up and staying home as any normal person would do, she downloaded Tinder, changed her gender [in the app], and explained that she was looking for platonic female friends. In 24 hours, Elva had over 100 matches with other women, and she chose one to go out with the following day. They had a great time, and that sparked a new idea…
And GirlCrew was born… the app is basically Tinder for finding friends. But more specifically, it is for women to develop new friendships with one another. The app is free to join and use, allows members to join events and create their own, and there is a premium version for $12 a month. The app has raised nearly $1 million in funding, which includes investment from LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner.
Who uses the app… well, mostly women in their mid-20s and 30s, but some retirees even use the service. So whether you have no friends, flaky friends, or just plain lame friends – you don’t need them because there are 40,000 friends in 35 different cities waiting for you!