Enter a clutch of friendship-seeking and community-building apps - Sup, Lunch Kaki, Wander and Motivatormob - for bored or lonely young adults not looking for romantic entanglements. Ms Jen Wei Qing, Just looking for a lunch partner year-old co-founder of Sup, luncb Because the app recommends events to you and connects you to the right people to go with, it acts very much like an Uber for friendship.
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We're oloking to everything being on demand so there is no reason why friendships could not be more portable as well. Free from the slower Just looking for a lunch partner time of traditional community portals such as Meetup. For Ms Jen, the irony of being unable to translate digital connections into real-life interaction spurred her to launch Sup - which she calls "Tinder for social life" - with her Harvard Lady want real sex TX Sisterdale 78006 schoolmate in January this year.
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Partber time, the algorithm learns from user behaviours so suggestions become more relevant the more you use the app. This immediacy of connection is also a huge selling point of local social networking app Lunch Kaki, designed to help people connect and socialise over lunch. Founded by Mr Melvin Tan, 35, the app Just looking for a lunch partner in November and currently has more than 20, registered users who are mainly working in professional fields such as finance and engineering. For the ex-stockbroker, the idea came about during a period when he was unemployed for seven months.
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Vina while on her maiden solo trip to Sydney last year and connected with a fellow music lover over brunch. She says of the experience: Because it's only for women, I found it really safe. In the end, I made a good friend whom I am still in touch with today.
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Wander, which launched this week, allows users to lnch up group chats and discuss anything from Sexy ladies in Tumut favourite brunch spots to PokemonGo.
Local app Motivatormob, which is looking to launch by January, focuses on the social aspect of fitness. Its users can find and join workout groups Just looking for a lunch partner the island based on filters such as geographical area, time and type of activity. Both free activities and paid activities will be available on the free partnner.
Its co-founder Tom Bennett, 40, a Singapore permanent resident, says: So even loo,ing our app is focused on fitness, it is also lookibg much about strangers translating online connections to real relationships in the offline world. The app - which launched this week - operates like a group messenger for Partnfr, allowing people to start discussions and build communities with Single big girl chat room who have shared interests.
It is for the fostering of platonic friendships. Ms Choo, 28, says: Originally intended for singles, it has become a friendship-focused portal open to anyone, as long as you want to connect over an area of interest. Once users have logged in with their Facebook or e-mail accounts, they can choose to join a conversation that falls under various existing topics.
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For Mr Allan Tanekura, managing director of a Japanese event ticketing company, meeting Singaporeans has been a tricky prospect.
The Japanese citizen, who is the only staff of the Singapore branch of his company, does not have any colleagues to rely on to introduce him to new people.
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Working in Raffles Place, he finds it hard to strike up conversations with strangers, most of whom are either in a rush to get back to the office or are already dining with friends of New in Caledonia opiatefriendly own. Since June this year, he has been able to count on Lunch Kaki to help him out on the friendship front.
The app - which he uses two to three times a month - has helped him meet nearly 10 new people so far, many of whom he gets together with regularly. The year-old, who is married, says: Also, because I am married, I don't want Just looking for a lunch partner use dating apps to try and meet new people, so Lunch Kaki was a happy medium.
Using the app has even indirectly benefited his business. A friend he met through the app introduced Mr Tanekura to his partner, who became his client.
He says of his Lunch Kaki experience: Plus, because so many people on the app work in the city, there's a high chance that I can meet someone new regularly and at my convenience.
It's a win-win situation.
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