When social distancing first began this year on the heels of the COVID crisis, many health experts cautioned about the effects that forced separation might cause. Effects ranged from severe depression to suicide.
Fortunately for those experiencing these health issues, regulations are beginning to ease across the country which has allowed for more opportunities to feel close to others. For those of you that are playing it safe though and are still looking for digital spaces to chat with and connect with people, you’ve got options.
From hopping into a free web chat room to downloading one of many applications that enable online conversations, here are a variety of online social avenues we feel you should explore!
Meetup is a popular application that used to be used solely to arrange in-person meetings. While the app is still good to that end, it has enhanced its virtual meetup offerings to accommodate those that plan on practicing social distancing for the foreseeable future.
What we love about meetup is that armed with its newfound virtual meeting tools, it’s now a perfect hybrid app to build strong relationships online and eventually, take those relationships into the real world!
Bumble was one of the primary applications talked about in the online dating world for a while. Today, it has lost its romance momentum to breakaway hits like Tinder.
Seeing this, Bumble decided to branch out from romance and create additional features within its application to enable people to find non-romantic friends, professional relationships, and more. The app is free to use, exceptionally executed, and well worth trying.
Maybe you want your social connections to be built around those that live in your vicinity. If that’s your aim, Nextdoor is the app for you.
Think of Nextdoor as a personal social network just for the people that live within a certain radius of your house. You can share community watch updates, tips on local sales, arrange block parties, and more.
For those of you that are looking for romantic partners, as we alluded to earlier, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better application than Tinder. Tinder boasts millions of users and had been responsible for arranging tons of relationships.
Getting started with Tinder is as easy as downloading the application, setting up your profile, and swiping through locals that are looking for people in your area. As an aside, do your best to not get discouraged when using the application as there are about 1 billion rejections for every 12 million matches on the platform.
All of the moms out there that are spending portions of their day taking care of kids now have a great way to connect: Peanut! Peanut is a meeting application that’s targeted specifically at women who are mothers.
Peanut, much like other world-class meeting applications, is exceptionally crafted and offers several outstanding features. The application has a free web chat room, community boards for group discussions, and even resources for people that are trying to conceive.
- Meet My Dog
If you don’t have little ones and can’t bond around them through apps like Peanut, perhaps you have little dogs and can bond around apps like Meet My Dog.
Much like Peanut, Meet My Dog is a niche people-meeting application that connects dog owners around the country. In the application, you can share photos of your pup, exchange dog care advice, and of course, arrange playdates.
Meet My Dog is location-based which means that the application will try to build your social circle around dog owners that are close enough for you to easily access should you choose to take your online relationship to the next level.
MOCO is an online chatroom that’s similar to many other burgeoning live chat online platforms that are up and coming. The advantage (or disadvantage if you love startups) of MOCO is that it has been around for a very long time.
A few years back, MOCO rebranded from MOCOSPACE but still provides the same core features it has for decades—free web chat room tools that enable people from across the world to share photos, messages, and flirt.
While Match has met its match over the years with the slew of online dating platforms that have come out over the last decade or so, the platform still serves as an excellent place where singles can find love in today’s loud dating world.
What makes Match different than most other dating applications is its focus on serious relationships. Many of the more mainstream applications like Tinder are more open to hookups which may not be for you. With Match, you can proceed with a higher degree of confidence that the people you’re meeting with are interested in finding love.
Finding the Right Free Web Chat Room or App Requires Trial and Error
As you experience the various free web chat room and app suggestions we’ve shared, you’ll find that they all have different intricacies in their mechanics and audiences. Understanding what resonates best with your sensibilities will be a matter of trial and error so don’t get discouraged if your first foray into apps isn’t a hit.
With some effort, openness, and a little bit of luck, you’ll find the perfect friend, lover, or other connection you’ve been looking for!
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