There are a lot of great apps out there for meeting new friends, but which ones are the best? Here are five of the best apps for meeting new friends, based on our criteria.

Meetup works in many different cities. Its goal is to bring people of the same interests together. When you sign in you can immediately start searching for different groups. Whether it’s simply a group full of people of a similar age, or fans of the same fictional world, there has to be something for you.

Website: Meetup

Do you want to know more about the people that live near you? Nextdoor is perfect for that. It’s a private social network for your neighborhood, allowing you to exchange information on the community through the app. You can keep on top of local recommendations news.

Websites: Nextdoor

Bumble might be most famous for being a dating app, but it has more than just that. You can change the settings to look for new friends in the same way that you’re looking for a date. It’s ideal if you want new people.

Website: Bumble

Peanut is an app that builds relationships through parents (especially mothers). You can spend time in the app chatting via a group chat, but Peanut strongly focuses on arranging play dates. It’s ideal if you’re worried about being isolated while on paternity leave, as well as great for getting advice during hard times.

Website: Peanut

Skout is a lot like a dating app but for friends. You can use it to meet new people, no matter where you are, even if you’re just visiting a new area. You can gain updates from nearby users, buy and send gifts for them or simply see who’s checking you out. It’s ideal for those who travel alone

Website: SKOUT

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