#bumble | #tinder | #pof looking for new friends? There are apps for that


It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m approaching a hotel coffee lounge, looking for the stranger I’ve come to meet, when a rush of nerves sweeps over me. I should have got my hair cut. Are my clothes all wrong?  No, it’s not a date. After weeks searching the UK’s many platonic friend-finding apps and websites, I’m here with the sole purpose of meeting a potential new friend – a chum, a mate, a bestie. 

Why? Well it seems that one minute you’re living a version of the Friends TV series: young and free with a buzzy bunch of mates and a couple of best friends. Fast-forward a few decades and you’re alone in front of a box set wondering where all that fun went. 

Life in my 20s and 30s was a hotbed of potential…





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