When it comes to online dating, there are plenty of apps for i OS and Android users-from Tinder to to Ok Cupid.But what if you’re just looking to meet new people and don’t want to worry about being on a “date”?So if that's an issue, we should probably just call it now."We did; he never responded.And he wasn't the only one who ghosted me after the big reveal.Co-founder Jeff Hodnett says, “Meetup just isn’t right for natural encounters – it’s too rigid.We think Wiith is a lot more spontaneous than Meetup, along with not having the dating stigma of Tinder.” The Wiith app wants to connect nearby people who share the same interests so they can meet up for local activities and events. Similar to Tinder dating app, users can swipe through applicants and anonymously select who they’d like to join.
Besides making new friends, the app is valuable for those who are visiting a new city.Meetup Meetup offers ways for people to locate a group in their area, or start their own.The site boasts that over "2,000 groups get together in local communities each day." There is a wide variety of different groups available, such as: The site gets over six million visitors per month, and is free to join.That said, there’s still an opportunity for someone to rethink the Meetup model for the more spontaneous, Tinder-swipe-filled mobile age.After all, Meetup has only recently begun to shift its business to mobile, having added in features like messaging or crowdfunding for group needs just this past year.Yelp also encourages members to invite their friends, and has an easy link that will send your friend a message asking them to join you on the site.If you're a fitness buff, just might be the place for you."I was serious when I said I'm just looking for friends on my profile.You're so nice, and I don't want to lead you on in any way.“We think Wiith is a lot more spontaneous than Meetup, along with not having the dating stigma of Tinder.” Adds Wiith co-founder Gentian Edwards, who had the initial idea, “I wanted to build Wiith to solve a problem of meeting new people that I found.” Hodnett and Edwards teamed up to build Wiith in their spare time to solve the problem they both had faced as new arrivals to the Bay Area.The two had first worked together at a digital agency in London in 2010, building i OS products for big brands like Harrod’s and Stella Artois.