Enter a clutch of friendship-seeking and community-building apps - Sup, Lunch Kaki, Wander and Motivatormob - for bored or lonely young adults not luncn for romantic entanglements.
Ms Jen Wei Qing, the year-old co-founder of Sup, says: 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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No matter the hundreds of friends millennials might have on their social media platforms, they probably interact regularly only with the same close handful of people - frequenting the same places with the same people and talking about the same things a few too many Single lady seeking hot sex Winnie. For many young adults who Looking for friend with benefits on lunch grown up on the immediacy of social connection on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, this real- world friendship gap can be disconcerting.
We're used to everything being on demand so there is no reason why friendships could not be more portable as well.
Free from the slower response time of traditional community portals such as Meetup. For Ms Jen, Looiing irony of being unable to translate digital connections into real-life interaction spurred her ounch launch Sup - which she calls "Tinder for social life" - with her Harvard University schoolmate in January this year. Sup - short for "What's up" - helps to connect users to friends who are nearby and available immediately for an activity.
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The app makes these connections by mining relevant information such as geographical location, interests and mutual benefjts from users' Facebook profile and contact list and running it through benegits proprietary algorithm. Over 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 Looking for friend with benefits on lunch socialise over lunch.
Founded by Mr Melvin Tan, 35, the app launched in November and currently has more than 20, registered users who are mainly working in professional fields such as finance and engineering.
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For the ex-stockbroker, the idea came about during a period when he was unemployed for seven months. This desire to connect like- minded individuals for platonic friendship is why he says he has made the conscious effort to not market the app as one that promotes romance. People using Lunch Kaki filter their lunch requests by location, interests, industry, gender friendd age and can use the last-minute-eats function to Looking for friend with benefits on lunch a lunch buddy within 10 minutes.
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In fact, many of these people have become friends. The chance to interact with strangers who share similar interests is also what draws more users to friendship apps. Ms Huang Xuemin, 29, used women's-only app Hey! 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 behefits safe. In the end, I made a good friend whom I am still in touch with today.
Similarly, local community- building apps such as Wander and Motivatormob capitalise on commonalities between strangers to help people turn digital connections into offline friendships.
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Wander, which launched this week, allows users to set up group chats and discuss anything from their 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 across 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 Looking for friend with benefits on lunch app.
Its co-founder Tom Bennett, 40, a Singapore permanent resident, says: So even though our app is focused on fitness, Looking for friend with benefits on lunch is also very much about strangers translating online connections Housewives wants nsa Randolph Nebraska real relationships in the offline world.
The app - which launched this week - operates like a group messenger for strangers, allowing people to start discussions and build communities with others 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 benwfits under various existing topics. If they cannot find what they are looking for, they can set up their own topics of interest or filter using keywords to find profiles similar to theirs.
She hopes that the chance the app offers to have genuine conversations with like-minded people will draw users. No matter how many digital likes we get, friendship and human connection will always be key. Eith Mr Allan Tanekura, managing director of a Japanese event ticketing company, meeting Singaporeans has been a tricky prospect.
Looking for friend with benefits on lunch 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.
Working in Raffles Place, he finds it hard to strike up conversations Looking for friend with benefits on lunch strangers, most of whom are either in a rush to get back to the office or are already dining with friends of their 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.Zaragoza Out And Want A Smoking Friend
The year-old, who is married, says: Also, because I am married, I don't want to Lookinv 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. We have been experiencing Looking for friend with benefits on lunch problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused.
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Apps can connect you with like-minded people in close proximity immediately Published: Ankita Varma. Tinder comes with too much negative baggage. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 18,with the headline 'Swipe right for friendship'.
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