Everyone must stand alone," sang Madonna on her oft-quoted "Like a Prayer" track. But scientists and psychologists have been singing a different tune, one that imparts that we have a biological imperative to connect. SEE: Best free dating apps like Tinder for hooking up and relationships. Unfortunately, as we grow more and more "connected" over the Internet, social media, and a slew of chat apps and swiping-based dating apps, many of us feel lonelier than ever. Things have gotten so bad that loneliness has become an epidemic. Why is it so hard to meet people and create a friendship with all these tools at our disposal?
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There's no lonelier feeling than scrolling through everyone's group pics on Instagram while realizing you don't have a girl gang of your own. Sometimes, it's just because life keeps changing. Maybe you moved. Maybe your good friends moved away or disappeared into relationships—or maybe both of those things happened at once. Or perhaps you cut out some toxic friendships good for you! There are a million reasons to let go of some friendships and pursue new ones, but sometimes, the IRL options can feel sparse.
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A few months ago, I shared with you 5 apps for meeting new people. Mobile apps are a blessing and a curse. You can meet new people using new mobile apps.
These days, there seem to be apps for everything — dating, adventure-seekers, and book-lovers. There are apps to make friends , too. So, to cut to the chase and make some bona fide friends , the apps below can help.