Technology is the gift (and sometimes curse) that keeps on giving. With apps already helping us find the next potential bae, now ladies can form hopefully lasting friendships with other likeminded women.
The app hoping to increase your roster of girlfriends is called Hey! VINA, described on iTunes to: “tap into the power of your extended network to make new offline connections when you travel, move to a new city, transition life phases, or simply want to grow your social circle.”
Operating similarly to Tinder, founders and real life BFFs Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian started building the app, which launched at the top off year, because making friends while moving and traveling for work became a “personal pain point,” according to TechCrunch.
Just like building a Tinder account, users upload pictures and profiles and are then linked with other likeminded females who share the same interests through a matching algorithm utilizing account information like mutual friends, proximity, and data from quizzes you take in the app.
Poole views this app as filling a need in an already phone-obsessed culture. “We can’t force people to change. We can’t force an entire culture to be like, ‘okay, everybody put down your phone. If we can help people adapt and fulfill their needs…we think that’s great,” she said.
Will you be swiping left or right for some girlfriends?