With that in mind, Wiith already has a few similar models to compete with.There’s Skout, which brands itself as more of a friend app but has morphed into more of a dating landscape.A whopping 40 per cent of respondents have admitted to having a friendship-ending fight - and it’s not just with friends: One in three Americans admit to having immediate or extended family members they no longer speak to after a falling out.But regret is rife among many of these former friends.
While it’s generally accepted that you may need to put some in some extra effort while pursuing a romantic partner, actively looking for friends may be viewed as out of the ordinary or desperate.
After school and university – both moveable feasts of friend-making opportunities – men in particular often forget how to make close buddies.
Striking up a friendly rapport with a newcomer becomes the exception, not the norm. These days, there are apps for pretty much anything, from getting a cleaner in after a party to chartering a private jet and booking a massage. ‘Wiith’, a new San Francisco-based app, is designed to buddy you up with people looking for buddies. No romance, no sex, just pure, unadulterated friendship. The premise is simple: if you’re new to a city, or just want to meet someone new, the app connects you with like-minded others inside a set radius.
You sign up via Facebook, build a basic profile, then approach people for friendship or arrange social events and invite others along.
• The Tinderisation of modern life is on the rise I arranged a coffee meet-up for Saturday at 5.30pm, which after half an hour a guy called Harpal said he was coming to.
Thirty per cent of respondents admit they have lost friends in a break-up.