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So if that's an issue, we should probably just call it now."We did; he never responded.
And he wasn't the only one who ghosted me after the big reveal.
During the month that I used social dating apps to find new buddies, I sent countless unrequited salutations, offered up priceless New York City travel recommendations, and even gave my number to a guy who wanted to discuss first amendment rights. When I started, I believed that, with millions of people just searching for company online, I'd easily find my new bestie or at least someone down for a platonic hang.
A friend finder app, after all, didn't seem too far away with Tinder for cats and other spin-off matching services debuting. Lyke Me, an app three Michigan State University students have designed to match people based on interests, is launching this fall.) On a personal level, I wanted more friends.
I moved to New York less than two years ago and have been trying to expand my circle as I build roots in the city.
As a very extroverted person, I believe the more people around, the merrier (and richer) life is.
I began my experiment in mid-August, downloading Tinder, Hinge, and Coffee Meets Bagel.
He asked me if I wanted to hang out, and I said sure.
"Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote.