How have you met your last group of friends? Making friends and forging relationships is a grateful way of making our lives happier and sometimes we wish we could find someone that share our new hobbies. However, with our busy lives it is difficult to get out of the routine and throw ourselves to meet people. One of the best ways to sort this out is actually meeting people that is interested in what we are doing or what we like to do with our leisure, so here are our best picks to get you find new friends while tasting new cuisines, playing virtual games or learning new skills.

SHARE THE TABLE

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One of the most shared hobbies between travelers and people who want to try new experiences is gastronomy. eat local delicacies and there is no better topic of conversation to break the ice, so the application Eat With proposes to establish as a meeting point the table of thousands of chefs, both reputed and amateurs to meet strangers who want to get closer to the local culture.

We can be a host or a guest in a house to have authentic local food, get to know other people and the culture if we are in a new country. Sharing a made in house food it is such a good way to start a conversation and even a friendship. How does it work? When we install the app we can select to be a guest or a host, and then fill some details about our location, cuisine, expertise and so on, then we can set a date to host a dinner and sell the tickets for it to the guests. Then the magic starts, a nice supper out can be the beginning of a friendship. It is free and available for iOS and Android

ENROLL AN ONLINE GAME

Gamers are experts in online games, and many friendships have been forged among virtual graphics, however there are some games more collaborative than others, such as Clash Royale. This game is one of the most fascinating mobile games of the moment, in which we can plan strategies, collaborate with players to obtain the clan’s chest and discover worlds with players from all over the world.

The championships are played as a couple, so in the end we spent a lot of time talking and planning our next move with another player in the world. This relationships can move us forward to the next level or take us back, so it is essential to communicate properly with other players and make a strong team. Surely we can find some friends in here, as well as spend entertaining the dead hours. It’s free and available for iOS and Android.

NETWORK WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE

Meeting people from our professional sector can elevate our professional future if we coincide with people who offer us new points of view, who make us grow and who contribute something really useful. We can connect with thousands of profiles using professional social networks, however once we have them all it is difficult to identify the right ones to start a conversation and actually break the ice.

To facilitate the conversations and the meetings with new contacts, the app Shapr proposes us a seleccion of Linkedin profiles that matches with our experience and interests, so we don’t need to navigate through our whole list of contacts to find a good profile to talk with. Getting the right connections is difficult, that is why the Shapr app is an easy solution to identify which people we should know.

How does it work? Once we have linked our Linkedin account the application scans our profile and searches in their database for other profiles that share some of our skills and introduces them to us. When we see one that fits us we can request to connect with him or her and if they also want to connect, then Shapr activates a chat of us to start talking and perhaps arrange a meeting to have a coffee.  It is a win-win, since we both want to know each other and there is no place for weird conversations.It is free and available for Android and iOS.

WIN THE TRIVIA IN GROUP

Meet with a group of friends to play a board game is a very interesting option to have a good time and relax on a Friday night, but also to meet people from all over the world and compete to be the winning team. This is the dynamics of Lively, an application that presents a chat with video call for four participants in which to play trivia with people from all over the world.

How does it work? Once the users register they can join a group either at 3pm CEST or at 7pm PST for 30 minutes or just jump in an open game. Users can see each others with the video camera and also chat, and in the case they get along, add each other as a friend. There is no better way to start meeting people than sharing a relaxing time playing fun games such as trivia. Its mission is connecting people while doing something and we believe it is a great idea. It is free and available for iOS.

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