Everyone and their Labradoodle has tried their hand (or paw) at dating apps by now. But have you ever wanted to swipe right for new friends? Hey! VINA aims to help you do just that.
Created by two women who know the difficulties of finding friends post-college (where do humans meet other humans?!), the app focuses on getting like-minded women together.
Co-founder and CEO Olivia June Poole told Fast Company,
It's super easy to find a date on the Internet, but why isn't it as easy to find a new friend? We built this app to solve for our own needs as women who have moved, traveled, changed careers, and shifted lifestyles and life stages. Through our adult lives we go a lot of places that our existing friendships don't always support and it becomes time to expand our circles.
Awesome! But how does it work, you ask?
First, you sign up through Facebook because 1) it confirms you're a woman and not a pervy catfish, and 2) it's easy. Then, you take a short, six-question personality test to sort out all the important things like whether you're an introvert or extrovert, wine or coffee person, etc.
After that, you're pretty much off to the races. Eventually, you'll be able to take BuzzFeed-style quizzes on the app too. Because nothing brings people together like figuring out what kind of mac and cheese you are.
True story: I just downloaded it for myself. Holler at me if you enjoy watermelon margaritas and doggy playdates!