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    Olivia Alvarez
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Nike has so many colors to choose from - not just very bright or dark colors. They have so much variety, I had trouble choosing just one."
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      Craigslist

      Craigslist is a website that contains advertisements of all kinds. It includes personal ads, job offerings, services wanted, items for sale, real estate for sale, as well as discussions. It was founded by Craig Newmark in 1995.

      Websites

      Free

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      Mark Walters
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "Craigslist is a great way to meet really normal people near me. I posted an ad looking for a friend and had several people interested in getting together in just a couple..."
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      Mark Walters
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "Craigslist is a great way to meet really normal people near me. I posted an ad looking for a friend and had several people interested in getting together in just a couple hours. I really like the casual encounters section best."
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      Steven Wagner
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "If you are looking for a way to meet up near you craigslist will help you with that goal. You should be careful though as craigslist can be sketch sometimes but it should do what you need."
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      Bobby Warren
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "I moved to a new town and decided to use Craigslist to meet some new people. Surprisingly I was able to make some new friends and my faith in humanity stayed intact."
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      Match.com
      Match.com is the first, largest, and most global dating site.
      Websites

      $20.99 - 12 months, varies by plan

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      Samuel Russell
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "Match.com gives me to the option to login with either facebook or create an account for myself to look up potential suitors in my area. The people I will be matched to based..."
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      Samuel Russell
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "Match.com gives me to the option to login with either facebook or create an account for myself to look up potential suitors in my area. The people I will be matched to based on my preferences (for example my interests, age, gender and any other information needed) that I put into their website."
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      Alexander Curtis
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "Match.com is the gold standard in dating sites, and for good reason. The people on this site don't want to play games and are serious about settling down. It's not like other sites where people just want a quick boost to their self-esteem."
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      Stephen Gonzales
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "Match.com is an extraordinarily useful tool in getting to meet people near me. It has many options to tailor a match for me based on things I do or do not want specifically. I am on it a lot as it is superior to many other services."
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      Meetup

      Meetup offers ways for people to find a specific kind of group in their area or allows people to start their own group. The site says that over 2,000 meetup groups get together in local communities each day.

      Apps

      Web, Android, iOS

      Free

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      Thomas Holmes
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "Meetups is indeed an awesome way to enrich and diversify ones' social, intellectual & cultural reach. By my lights, using this approach to facilitate meeting new..."
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      Thomas Holmes
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "Meetups is indeed an awesome way to enrich and diversify ones' social, intellectual & cultural reach. By my lights, using this approach to facilitate meeting new circles of people validates the job that this new website is all about. I have used this type of channels before to do just that, and I have never regretted doing so."
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      Steven Jones
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "Meetup is a great solution for anyone who is looking to broaden their peer to peer, face to face social network. You can search for local groups which meet your interests and create groups to meet up with new people."
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      Edward Nguyen
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Meetup has been a life saver for meeting new people in my area! After moving to a new city, I am able to meet up with like minded people to participate in random events."

    WHAT’S THE MEANING?

    Geolocation is the process of identifying the geographic location of a particular object or person using the method of digital information which is processed by means of the internet. Satellites are used in order to identify coordinates for an object or a person more accurately.

     DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that geolocation is the second most accurate time tracking tool next to the atomic clock? Aside from the fact that it helps us determine location information, geolocation is also known to determine the time accurately. Because of this, many banking and financial institutions are using GPS and geolocation as the basis for determining the exact time to manage transactions precisely. Studies also show that the increasing use of geolocation has resulted in the growth in the satellites usage. In fact, there are more than 1,300 satellites going around the earth right now. Geolocation technology also has a great impact on our everyday lives – from operating our businesses to knowing the geographic location of a person in real-time.

    Furthermore, smartphones are GPS-enabled. This means that you can easily identify where your friend is, or the other way around regardless of privacy concerns. The GPS chip inside your smartphone works by using satellite data to calculate your exact location.

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      Badoo

      Badoo is one of the largest and safest dating networks in the world. It allows you to discover people nearby, swipe to meet and match with new people and makevideo calls before you meet them for real.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Edward Allen
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "Badoo is excellent for meeting people close to you. I used it when I moved to a new city and, immediately almost, I was able to connect with some really cool people. I also..."
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      Edward Allen
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "Badoo is excellent for meeting people close to you. I used it when I moved to a new city and, immediately almost, I was able to connect with some really cool people. I also used it to find dates. It is literally the reason that I have friends in my new city. I highly recommend Badoo!"
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      Louis Ruiz
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I've definitely met some great people using this app and even went on a few successful dates. I plan on using it again and again in the future!"
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      Peter Murphy
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Badoo is great for meeting people. Like other meeting people or dating apps there are no prior expectations with the people you meet. I've met a lot of friends through this, and I've even had a couple relationships, too ;)"
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      Tinder

      Tinder is much more than a dating app where you can meet new people and locals around you. You will be able to see lots of profiles based on your interests and choose only those you want to meet and know more about. 

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Robert Ortiz
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I was able to find a variety of people around me, but there was no information about them to go on other than superficial things. This is not an effective way of establishing..."
      RO
      Robert Ortiz
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I was able to find a variety of people around me, but there was no information about them to go on other than superficial things. This is not an effective way of establishing any kind of meaningful relationship with another person."
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      Keith Peterson
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "I have used many social dating/networking sites, most with marginal success. I had heard often about Tinder- mostly for casual meetings. I wasn't looking for that, but I decided to give it a try and see if things could turn out any different. I'm very happy to say that yes indeed, Tender is good for more than just casual meetings! I have been on several serious (non "hook-up") dates all with very awesome women, and I'm currently seeing someone exclusively who I met through Tinder. So, if you're not looking for something short term but unhappy with other options, give Tinder a try!"
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      Daniel Richards
      Written on January 3, 2017
      "Tinder is a great way to meet sexually receptive women in your local area. Tinder does a good job of allowing you to easily meet people near you."
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      MeetMe

      MeetMe - Go Live, Chat & Meet is a chatting and social networking app developed by MeetMe, Inc. for iOS and Android devices. The app gives users the opportunity to meet new friends through online chat.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Moisés Sánchez
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "This is a pretty good site to give you the opportunity to meet others. I'm excited that I can meet others from all over the world. I can have relationships like I've..."
      MS
      Moisés Sánchez
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "This is a pretty good site to give you the opportunity to meet others. I'm excited that I can meet others from all over the world. I can have relationships like I've never had before. I love to meet other people and would love to see points of view of others from other countries. This is an easy, unique, and effective way to share ideas with others who are alike."
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      Juan Baltazar
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "MeetMe is a person to person service for persons wishing to meet persons in the same geographical area. I have met several interesting through this resource and it has helped me increase my knowledge of my area of expertise due to the persons I have met. This isn't a dating site, but you could possibly meet up with like minded persons and hit it off romantically."
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      Alberto Campos
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "Meet Me is a great way to meet new people near you. It's fun and easy!"
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      Minecraft Realms
      Minecraft Realms is a paid multiplayer server hosting service, provided by Mojang, designed to be easily set up and used by you and up to ten of your friends.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free - Free Trial

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      Jonathan Alexander
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "There are tons of people around us to meet but maybe we just don't have a way to meet these people. Looks like with Minecraft Realms you can create online areas that..."
      JA
      Jonathan Alexander
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "There are tons of people around us to meet but maybe we just don't have a way to meet these people. Looks like with Minecraft Realms you can create online areas that people can join and play with you. If they are interested in Minecraft then you are likely to meet up with these people since you will be having the same interest in Minecraft."
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      Ignacio Tovar
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "Minecraft Realms is a way I socialize with my friends with fun game playing and my friends play for free with my paid subscription once they are approved to join. I like the two tier setup as I am a quiet person and can use the smaller tier and keep things on a private and personal level."
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      Bobby Turner
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "There are so many people playing this game right now and all of the time that it would be easy to find people to talk to on there who are close to you."
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      LOVOO
      An app to find people nearby in a fun and easy way. Discover who has the same interests and chat with people in your area. You never know, you might even meet the love of your life.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Salvador Durán
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I've been using this for a week and I've already met a dozen people. It is so easy to use and you can meet new people within the same day and even within the same..."
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      Salvador Durán
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I've been using this for a week and I've already met a dozen people. It is so easy to use and you can meet new people within the same day and even within the same hour. It was very fun posting my likes and interacting with other users who have the same interests near me. I highly recommend this product."
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      Jose Baker
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "This is the best solution to finding new people around me. A lot of the dating apps, don't have a great chat feature, this one does. You don't have to connect on one app to talk on another. It's perfect to find someone discreetly, and not have your relationship put on blast."
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      Xie Fu
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "I'm not the most social person, but LOVOO has helped me meet more people. I've been introduced to people that I normally wouldn't have met, but that I share similarities and interests with."
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      Sil Rekan
      Written on February 14, 2018
      "If you are willing to use the app for free (not the premium) it is the worst app i have seen, you can do nothing with it every step requires money.."
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      Happn

      Want to meet that special person you saw in the street? Meet him/her on Happn! Lots of men and women around the world have find love using Happn, the app that allows you to find the people who have crossed paths with in real life. 

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Kyle Hawkins
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "This app is great for meeting people with similar interests in my area! It lets me see pictures, common friends and interests and what people are up for doing if we meet. ..."
      KH
      Kyle Hawkins
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "This app is great for meeting people with similar interests in my area! It lets me see pictures, common friends and interests and what people are up for doing if we meet. It really makes it easy to find people I would like to get to know."
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      Lawrence Snyder
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "Interesting app, albeit needing a bit of work. Love the variety of activities you can choose from for meeting/hanging out with people. This app may just be the solution for meeting that missed connection!"
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      Ronald Griffin
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "I would change this spelling. It looks unprofessional."
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      Grindr

      Grindr is a social app to meet and socialize with gay or bi guys around. This app lets you chat and meet attractive and interesting guys for free, or with an upgraded account (Grindr XTRA) enjoy more features and fun.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Randy Matthews
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "This resource makes it easy for me to find and meet people with my same values and desires. There have been a few "rotten apples" pulled from the Grindr site, but..."
      RM
      Randy Matthews
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "This resource makes it easy for me to find and meet people with my same values and desires. There have been a few "rotten apples" pulled from the Grindr site, but that hasn't stopped me from having some fun relationships."
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      Dylan Foster
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "Grindr looks to me like a good way for gay men who are looking for a meet up to make contact. Don't know that this would be a good place to find a serious relationship."
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      Moisés Salinas
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "It's definitely hard to meet people are you get older. Check out Grindr. It'll definitely help you find more people near you."
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      Christian Bryant
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "i consider the app to socialize with gay people. and good way to socialize we other people and start dating"
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      hi5
      With this app you'll be able to meet and chat with new people.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Willie Rios
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "My experience with hi5 was just okay. It works like any other location-based dating app except it has a fun, short matching game when you first sign up which is supposed to..."
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      Willie Rios
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "My experience with hi5 was just okay. It works like any other location-based dating app except it has a fun, short matching game when you first sign up which is supposed to make it easier to meet local people. Unfortunately, not too many people use hi5 in my area. I bet it is just as good as the other major dating apps if you live in a high population area."
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      Jason Gomez
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "hi5 is a good place to meet people on line for free. You just sign up with your email and contact information and it links you to people in your area."
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      Walter Perkins
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "Fun app for meeting new people. Set up a lot like other popular "meet apps", but without the heavy emphasis/presumption of sex."
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      Nearby
      Start meeting new people nearby by getting out and doing what you love.
      Apps

      Windows

      Free

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      Sean Holmes
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "So I recently used Nearby because I wanted to meet some people in the neighborhood I just moved to in South Florida. A friend told me he had good success with it for his..."
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      Sean Holmes
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "So I recently used Nearby because I wanted to meet some people in the neighborhood I just moved to in South Florida. A friend told me he had good success with it for his purposes, so I gave it a shot too. The experience was overall a good one. I do wish I knew how to filter out more people that I know I would not be compatible with. I ended up meeting two great friends through Nearby."
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      Howard Hunter
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "Looks easy, I did not like the fact that their were costs in the app. Also it is rated for teens. I have a problem with that both as being a parent and as an adult. To manny people take on assumed personalities online. Essentially a good idea but has potential problems"
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      José Antonio Robles
      Written on January 21, 2017
      "Living in a big city, I often feel anonymous and like it's hard to meet friends. Finding the app Nearby was a real social life-saver. Now I can connect to people around me, chat online, and make plans to hang out."
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      Showaround
      Showaround connects travelers in search of unique travel experiences with locals who are ready to show them around their cities.
      Websites

      Free

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      Eric Morgan
      Written on February 22, 2017
      "I'm new to this city, and really don't know anyone outside of work who can show me around the town. Thankfully I discovered Showaround, which connects you to locals..."
      EM
      Eric Morgan
      Written on February 22, 2017
      "I'm new to this city, and really don't know anyone outside of work who can show me around the town. Thankfully I discovered Showaround, which connects you to locals who want to introduce you to the greatest hidden treasures in their city. I've met some really cool people doing this, and had a blast!"
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      Vincent Henderson
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "Showaround allows me to see the place I'm visiting as if I am a local. I arrange to meet with them when I arrive so I won't be searching through maps or getting lost wandering around the city I am visiting."
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      Hu Li
      Written on January 21, 2017
      "This is a good website to meet someone new, to show you around town. Which is good."
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      Fem

      A great dating app for lesbians and bi girls. Meet people nearby and find you special girl! This app will use GPS technology to get your location and find other users near you. 

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      JA
      Jacob Anderson
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "I downloaded fem on my phone about 6 months ago after moving to a new city and have met lots of interesting people on there since. It's a great resource to meet new people..."
      JA
      Jacob Anderson
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "I downloaded fem on my phone about 6 months ago after moving to a new city and have met lots of interesting people on there since. It's a great resource to meet new people like yourself in a not necessarily dating environment."
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      Jacob Perry
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "Don't guess at the the nature of others in your undedicated chat rooms any more. Fem has all the features of general chat, videos, and Tinder like profiles (video as well) for the lesbian community in you area and afield as well. Leave the picture book nature of the others and see who it is you are taking a potential interest in."
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      Rakesh Khan
      Written on January 22, 2017
      "This is a good resource for meeting people near me. I would recommend anyone use this but watchout for trolls."
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      ATLETO
      ATLETO is a free social sports app with one simple purpose: Connecting everyday athletes. Get the best match between you and other athletes in your area.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Dan Li
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "If you are looking for sports minded people like your self, then this is for you! I think this is great and a handy tool to hook up with someone that share your love of..."
      DL
      Dan Li
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "If you are looking for sports minded people like your self, then this is for you! I think this is great and a handy tool to hook up with someone that share your love of sports."
      JH
      Johnny Henry
      Written on June 12, 2017
      "If you're looking to meet people that are also athletic, this is the app for you. What more could you ask for, meeting new people interested in the same things you are."
      NH
      Nathan Harper
      Written on January 25, 2017
      "I am unsure if there is a market for this app."
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      Radar Rabbit
      Radar Rabbit is a new social network for the Windows Phone. Meet people and make new friends from around the world.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

      KH
      Kevin Harrison
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "I decided to try out Radar Rabbit on my last road trip. I was traveling, camping in parks, and generally being a tourist. This app was excellent!. I not only met a few..."
      KH
      Kevin Harrison
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "I decided to try out Radar Rabbit on my last road trip. I was traveling, camping in parks, and generally being a tourist. This app was excellent!. I not only met a few interesting people along my journey, but I got all kinds of suggestions on hikes and attractions to check out. I would have missed a lot of cool stuff without Radar Rabbit...and it's free!"
      DD
      Douglas Delgado
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "Oh yay, another way for the younger generation to be able to stay at home and live on their phones. We need to find ways to encourage the younger generation to get out more and physically meet people rather than give them carrots to boost each others egos for photo shopped photos. We need more real life experiences for our youth."
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      Juan Willis
      Written on March 30, 2017
      "Wanting to meet new people around me has always been a challenge. But with the Radar Rabbit, I found something that is super useful. I can browse for people using my GPS co-ordinates, send voice messages and pictures and start off in World chat where messages are public. The best part it there is no membership fee to try it out."
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      Eugene Barnes
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "This social app is something new and up coming. It has some advantages that people may like and not as wide spread as tinder, facebook, or twitter. It looks to be really neat and would suggest trying it out."
    14. 1
      JustSayHi

      JustSayHi is an online social chat where you can browse video profiles and group chat with people around you, to make friends and meet with people around the world.

      Apps

      Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

      LF
      Louis Foster
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "I just recently moved to Boulder, CO and I was looking for a resource to meet people near me so I could make new friends. I downloaded this app called JustSayHi which is a..."
      LF
      Louis Foster
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "I just recently moved to Boulder, CO and I was looking for a resource to meet people near me so I could make new friends. I downloaded this app called JustSayHi which is a free online social chat network, to try to make new connections in this city. Unfortunately, it seems like a majority of the profiles are fake accounts and bots. For every real account, there are roughly 10 fakes accounts on this platform."
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      Hannah Schmidt
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "I am always looking to meet people near me, and JustSayHi has been a really fun online social chat to do that through. You are able to browse video profiles to find people you think you can click with. I love the group chat feature; really gives me the ability to get to know someone before meeting up. I'll be using this for a long time to come."
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      Wayne Carlson
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I didn't trust using this after finding a lot of weird people in the chat rooms. They were talking about some bizarre and even sick things. JustSayHi needs to better regulate who uses their network if they want normal people like me to use it."
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      Rosa Vega
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "I needed resources to meet people near me. I found JustSayHi and it has been great. You can browse video profile and group chat, it has been great."
    15. 0
      Chatrandom

      Chatrandom is a free Android application for chatting random people. After a user is paired with a random person for video chat, the next step is to swipe right to connect with a new user. The app also has a web platform.

      Apps

      Web, Android

      Free

      TO
      Tomás Olivares
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "Chatrandom is a wonderful platform that I have used to help come out of my social shell. It is awesome as it allows you to search by area and start conversations with people..."
      TO
      Tomás Olivares
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "Chatrandom is a wonderful platform that I have used to help come out of my social shell. It is awesome as it allows you to search by area and start conversations with people and if things are not going well just swipe right to move on to someone new. I have met so many wonderful people and some of which I still keep in touch with. Highly recommend it to anyone new in an area or looking to meet new folks."
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      Timothy Chen
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This can be a pretty fun and useful application for a little while, but the user base is very small and it doesn't appear to be growing at all. It's also Android only, so if you're using an Iphone, or heavens forbid, a Windows phone, you won't get much use out of this application. You may also need to hide yo children, because the rating is mature 17+."
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      Charles Mills
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "Chatrandom has been great. It lets me meet people that are actually close to me. I'm able to move from person to person quickly and easily."
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      Blendr

      Blendr will use GPS technology to know your location and automatically find other users near yo to chat with them, where you will be able to arrange a meeting. You will also be able to know the interests of these nearby singles, so you can get the best way to break the ice.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Thomas Rogers
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "This looks like a carbon copy of Tinder, with a lot of in app purchases - this makes me think that I must pay to contact someone. They should really make it so that the..."
      TR
      Thomas Rogers
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "This looks like a carbon copy of Tinder, with a lot of in app purchases - this makes me think that I must pay to contact someone. They should really make it so that the person SENDING the first message can only send from a selection of generic topic starters, and then after that you can pay if you decide that the other person might be real. Otherwise, you'll be paying to contact bots and catfish."

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    Summary

    Best resources for meeting people near me
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Craigslist Websites 260 Free
    2 Match.com Websites 166 Paid
    3 Meetup Apps 160 Free
    4 Badoo Apps 135 Free
    5 Tinder Apps 133 Free
    6 MeetMe Apps 94 Free
    7 Minecraft Realms Software 81 Free
    8 LOVOO Apps 66 Free
    9 Happn Apps 62 Free
    10 Grindr Apps 41 Free
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