Tinder is so last year. Now, there’s a slew of other social networking apps that are taking the “swipe right” strategy to new heights by doing far more than just playing Cupid. Whether you're looking for a SoulCycle companion or someone to binge-watch House of Cards with, these downloads will help you find the perfect plus one.
1. To expand your squad: Bumble BFF
The popular dating app that requires female users to message men first is leaping into the friend zone. Their new venture, cheekily called Bumble BFF, syncs with the Bumble app and displays all matches on one home screen, with platonic connections showing up in mint green and potential love interests in yellow. Just like regular Bumble, matches made in the new BFF mode disappear after a day if no contact has been made.
2. To socialize without leaving your couch: Bingee
Couch potatoes, rejoice! Thanks to Bingee, your weekly Friday night dilemma of hanging out with friends or hanging out with Friends has been put to rest. The new binge-watching group app links users around the world for public marathons (sign up using their handy schedule) and private viewings. The only question remains: What do you watch first?
(Free; available on iTunes)
3. To find a dog-walking companion: Twindog
Be honest: Was it the person in the photo who made you swipe right, or the dog he was holding? Twindog, a Tinder-esque app that connects dog lovers based on location, lets you meet up with other pet owners, platonically or otherwise (you can choose from either option), and talk for hours about your pup’s smelly morning breath like only true canine-obsessed people can.