Dating and friend site
So she decided to message women on OKCupid to see if anyone was up for a platonic relationship.
Read More: How People Are 'Juicing' Their Online Dating Profiles Since its launch two weeks ago, more than 7,000 people located everywhere from Turkey to Hong Kong have signed up.
For some people, it might seem weird to look for a new pal on their phone. Back in 2005, only 44 percent of people said it was a good way to meet people, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. And while social networks such as Facebook and Instagram allow users to contact random people, specialized apps, Baca said, make it seem OK to reach out to strangers without it feeling weird.
Soon, millennials could be finding friends the same way they find romantic partners — by swiping right.
Friendship websites can introduce you to women friends, couples, people who are interested in keeping fit, and much more.
While these sites can connect you to potential friends, it's still up to you to build an offline friendship.
But in big cities like New York and Los Angeles that are filled with young, transient populations, the idea of using technology to connect with new friends is gaining steam.