Hi Friends, so this post may seem a little funny/crazy (hopefully more funny than crazy) but bare with me! I recently moved back to Cincinnati and I didn't really keep in touch with any high school friends, so I have a select amount of friends here but I have recently really been trying to expand my circle. Sooooo Bumble (a dating app where the girl must initiate the conversation) just recently released a new part of the app called Bumble BFF. The purpose of this app is so that girls can find other girls who are looking to make friends. Pretty genius if you ask me. Cincinnati can be extremely cliquey so this is a nice way to meet people who are also looking for friends.
Here is how my experience has been so far:
First, you can swipe yes or no on a person based on 5 photos and a short bio. Not much but I try to give almost everyone a shot and then you or she has 24 hours to start a conversation. I try to strike up a conversation based on something that way in their bio (girl flirting is really difficult guys, no lie). And I try to talk to them for a few days. I have so far been on 3 "girl dates". And I gotta be honest guys, its gone pretty well.
It's pretty scary going into these almost blind dates thinking you'll have nothing to talk about. But I have been lucky matching with girls who are pretty outgoing which is nice. There is a ton to talk about with both being new to a city and there's a lot of comfort in that. My "dates" lasted a lot longer than I expected, and it was a nice way to break up my week.
I have been poked fun at a lot for trying this app by other people and I understand that it sound a little ridiculous but hey I'm just a girl in a big city trying to meet some fun girlfriends. And I gotta tell you I think its working. I figure if I can make about 2 friends from this app its worth it, 2 more than I had. And you also never know what kind of connections these people will have, maybe you aren't the biggest fan of one girl you meet but you love her friend? Sounds terrible but you would never have met her otherwise. I have met some really nice girls, some are meh which I can tell just from texting. That's why I try to get to know them a little before committing to a meeting. But honestly, I would really recommend this to anyone looking to expand their circle. Even if you don't make BFF's out of it, it's still something to get out of the house and break up your day or something to talk about with your current friends.
Anyways girls, you do you! Be outgoing, try to expand your circle, and don't let anyone tell you not to!