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Either way, you wouldn't be in the minority of adults if you sometimes wished for a new friend or two to enter your life.After school and university – both moveable feasts of friend-making opportunities – men in particular often forget how to make close buddies.

• The Tinderisation of modern life is on the rise I arranged a coffee meet-up for Saturday at 5.30pm, which after half an hour a guy called Harpal said he was coming to.

I also followed a man called Jeff, something that means Wiith will notify me when he creates an event, and told some bloke called Youcef I’d join him for a run on tomorrow at 9pm. It’s true that the current market for community-based dating and networking is becoming increasingly saturated.

Youcef actually approved my coming along, and as I write this very sentence has just pinged me to say ‘hey’. A fresh dating app seems to spring up every month, and friendship platforms are following suit – today, the young, mobile generation appreciates the practicality and instantaneous nature of forming relationships by scrolling through pictures and sending a few messages.

With that in mind, Wiith already has a few similar models to compete with.

There’s Skout, which brands itself as more of a friend app but has morphed into more of a dating landscape.

Peoplehunt exists, too, although it is now mainly a tool for finding others who might be able to help you with something (language exchange classes are popular on the format).The most popular friend app around at the moment is Meetup, by a stretch.However, the app was founded as a website; its mobile platform isn't the smoothest, lacking the responsive, quick-fire style of its new competitor.• Bristlr: a dating app for bearded men and the women who love them Wiith co-founder Jeff Hodnett told Tech Cruch that he believed Meetup is “too rigid” for more natural, spontaneous get-togethers.It’s here where the app’s likeness to Tinder becomes starkly apparent.The new model is apparently more fluid, loose, and appears to favour randomness – all things young people enjoy.“We think Wiith is a lot more spontaneous than Meetup, along with not having the dating stigma of Tinder,” Hodnett said.If Wiith does manage to attract users and take on some of Meetups’ 20 million-plus fan base, it could prove a popular choice for business travellers keen to find someone to share an evening meal with, and city newbies hoping to track down a running partner within hours of unpacking their trainers.As for me, I'm hoping that some of those people sign up in the next 24 hours and make Youcef a proper offer... VINA, Monarq and Wiith connect people with similar views and lifestyles.While photos still play a role, the focus is more on compatibility than looks.“We’re a lot more data-driven,” Olivia June Poole, co-founder and CEO of Hey! “We’re really focused on understanding you holistically as a person, as opposed to it being a game of ‘hot or not.’”Hey! Users answer questions about their interests, personality and goals, post a photo, and the apps match them up for a coffee date, museum outing or whatever other activity they may be into. It lets people create events (for example, brunch or cocktails), invite other users to join, and then accept or reject those who show interest.

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