What are the best resources for meeting people near me?

  • #1
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    Written on March 6, 2017

    Johnnie Armstrong

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Craigslist" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    JA
    Written on March 6, 2017
    Johnnie Armstrong
    "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."
    BT
    Written on February 8, 2017
    Beth Taylor
    "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."
    CP
    Written on January 14, 2017
    Connie Peters
    "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."
  • #2
    Match.com
    Websites

    $20.99 - 12 months, varies by plan

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    Written on March 26, 2017

    Geraldine Carroll

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "Match.com" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    GC
    Written on March 26, 2017
    Geraldine Carroll
    "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."
    PF
    Written on March 22, 2017
    Penny Figueres
    "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."
    SP
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Suzanne Peters
    "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."
  • #3
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    Written on March 1, 2017

    Leon Harris

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Meetup" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    LH
    Written on March 1, 2017
    Leon Harris
    "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."
    AN
    Written on February 27, 2017
    Aiko Namura
    "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."
    DM
    Written on February 24, 2017
    Dale Miller
    "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."
  • #4
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    Written on February 28, 2017

    Julie Rowe

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "Badoo" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    JR
    Written on February 28, 2017
    Julie Rowe
    "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!"
    KG
    Written on February 12, 2017
    Karla Gomez-Lee
    "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!"
    GW
    Written on February 15, 2017
    Gordie Wang
    "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 ;)"
  • #5
    Tinder
    Apps

    Android , iOS

    Free - with in-app purchases

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    Written on February 12, 2017

    Leo Ray

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Tinder" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    LR
    Written on February 12, 2017
    Leo Ray
    "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."
    RM
    Written on March 3, 2017
    Rosemary Miles
    "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!"
    KJ
    Written on January 3, 2017
    Kevin Jennings
    "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."
  • #6
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    Written on February 23, 2017

    Jeff Garza

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "MeetMe" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    JG
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Jeff Garza
    "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."
    ER
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Eva Reese
    "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."
    FW
    Written on January 30, 2017
    Florence Woods
    "Meet Me is a great way to meet new people near you. It's fun and easy!"
  • #7
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    Written on March 31, 2017

    Steve Webster

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Minecraft Realms" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    SW
    Written on March 31, 2017
    Steve Webster
    "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."
    MC
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Marshall Caldwell
    "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."
    JR
    Written on January 16, 2017
    Jimmy Roe
    "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."
  • #8
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    Written on March 19, 2017

    Marvin Hunt

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "LOVOO" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    MH
    Written on March 19, 2017
    Marvin Hunt
    "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."
    RG
    Written on January 28, 2017
    Ross Greene
    "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."
    TN
    Written on January 27, 2017
    Teresa Neal
    "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."
  • #9
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    Written on March 1, 2017

    Curtis Warren

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Happn" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    CW
    Written on March 1, 2017
    Curtis Warren
    "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."
    GM
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Geraldine Murphy
    "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!"
    JL
    Written on March 12, 2017
    Jeanette Lawrence
    "I would change this spelling. It looks unprofessional."
  • #10
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    Written on February 23, 2017

    Andrea Wolfe

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Grindr" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    AW
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Andrea Wolfe
    "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."
    SW
    Written on January 30, 2017
    Susan Wood
    "It's definitely hard to meet people are you get older. Check out Grindr. It'll definitely help you find more people near you."
    JL
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Johnny Levinson
    "i consider the app to socialize with gay people. and good way to socialize we other people and start dating"
    DR
    Written on January 9, 2017
    Diana Richardson
    "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."
  • #11
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    Written on February 24, 2017

    Cheryl Norris

    "Fun app for meeting new people. Set up a lot like other popular "meet apps", but without the heavy emphasis/presumption of sex." Read more

    Comments about "hi5" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    CN
    Written on February 24, 2017
    Cheryl Norris
    "Fun app for meeting new people. Set up a lot like other popular "meet apps", but without the heavy emphasis/presumption of sex."
    GD
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Gertrude Dawson
    "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."
    CS
    Written on January 4, 2017
    Cody Sutton
    "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."
  • #12
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    Written on February 24, 2017

    Deborah Ellis

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "Nearby" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    DE
    Written on February 24, 2017
    Deborah Ellis
    "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."
    MS
    Written on February 6, 2017
    Mary Sinclair
    "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"
    NB
    Written on January 21, 2017
    Norma Black
    "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."
  • #13
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    Written on February 22, 2017

    Sheila McCalister

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "Showaround" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    SM
    Written on February 22, 2017
    Sheila McCalister
    "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!"
    YE
    Written on February 4, 2017
    Yvonne Edwards
    "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."
    DH
    Written on January 21, 2017
    Donnie Howard
    "This is a good website to meet someone new, to show you around town. Which is good."
  • #14
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    Written on February 23, 2017

    Pete Waters

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Fem" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    PW
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Pete Waters
    "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."
    FL
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Frances Lee
    "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."
    KT
    Written on January 22, 2017
    Kathryn Thornton
    "This is a good resource for meeting people near me. I would recommend anyone use this but watchout for trolls."
  • #15
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    Written on April 17, 2017

    Georgia Perry

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "ATLETO" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    GP
    Written on April 17, 2017
    Georgia Perry
    "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."
    GB
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Graham Blair
    "I am unsure if there is a market for this app."
  • #16
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    Written on March 30, 2017

    Russell Johns

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "Radar Rabbit" as one of the best Resources for meeting people near me

    RJ
    Written on March 30, 2017
    Russell Johns
    "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."
    JG
    Written on March 27, 2017
    Joe Garza
    "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."
    DW
    Written on March 19, 2017
    Deborah Wang
    "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."
    SB
    Written on March 10, 2017
    Sally Bishop
    "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!"

Summary

Best resources for meeting people near me
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Craigslist Websites 259 Free
2 Match.com Websites 166 Paid
3 Meetup Websites 160 Free
4 Badoo Apps 132 Free
5 Tinder Apps 128 Free
6 MeetMe Apps 94 Free
7 Minecraft Realms Software 81 Free
8 LOVOO Apps 63 Free
9 Happn Apps 59 Free
10 Grindr Apps 40 Free