11 Apps for Meeting New People & Connecting Friends for iPhone & iPad

July 14, 2012

Because it’s always good to strengthen and expand your social network, we’ve selected the best apps to help you discover new people and hang out with your friends. Whether you want to meet a new friend, date or just catch up with buddies, we’ve got the apps you need. Check out our list and tell us what you think in our comment section.

Skout - for iPhone & iPad

  • Meet people by preference and proximity
  • Chat, get updates from nearby users, and see who checked you out
  • Promote your profile with in-app features
  • Buy and send gifts
View on iTunes

Yangutu - for iPhone

  • Meet new people, chat and play dating games
  • Uses a combination of statistical data to form a unique matching algorithm
  • Find perfect matches or travel buddies
  • Find out who’s nearby
View on iTunes

Meet New People: myYearbook - for iPad

  • Make new friends and find singles near you
  • Chat with locals near you
  • Ask and answer questions to get to know great people
  • For all ages and backgrounds from teens to adults
View on iTunes

OkCupid - for iPhone

  • Get all the features from the fastest growing dating site OkCupid.com
  • Chat with local singles and meet new friends
  • Customize your match search or let the site match you using its own algorithm
View on iTunes

Sonar - for iPhone

  • Helps you discover and connect with friends and friends of friends with similar interests
  • Connects with Facebook and Foursquare
  • Tells you when friends and other hidden connections are nearby
  • Realtime chat and privately message other users
View on iTunes

Dating DNA Free - for iPhone & iPad

  • Full-featured dating app with in-depth compatibility matching
  • Removes fake profiles, spammers, scammers and creeps from the community
  • Locate matches near you
  • Straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual members
  • No monthly fees, no in-app purchases
View on iTunes

Moonit - for iPhone

  • Connect with locals near you based on an astrology algorithm
  • Full birth date analysis to give you a compatibility score and in-depth relationship potential
  • Analysis helps you decide who to date, hang out with or avoid
  • Fun relationship advice
View on iTunes

Meetup - for iPhone

  • The world’s largest network of local groups
  • Over 9,000 groups get together in local communities every day
  • Find friendly locals that share your interests
  • Great for social and professional networking
View on iTunes

uberlife - for iPhone

  • Meet your network of friends for fun hang outs
  • Auto-alerts let your nearby friends know where and when you’ll be out
  • Follow your friends in Uberlife to find out when they’re in your area and free to meet
  • Invite friends via email and SMS
View on iTunes

GiddyUp - for iPhone

  • The quickest way to make plans to meet up with your friends
  • Group chat lets you know who’s in and who’s out
  • Create and manage events with real-time attendance tracker
  • Invite any friend in your phone’s contacts
  • Share events on Facebook and Twitter
View on iTunes

Shhmooze - for iPhone & iPad

  • Helps you discover and connect with people at networking events
  • Integrates with Meetup and Eventbrite to show you a list of nearby events
  • Create a professional profile by signing in with LinkedIn
  • Lets you see who’s at the event who you already know from Twitter and LinkedIn
View on iTunes


Image credit: glennharper

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