What are the best resources for contacting people around me?

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    #1Snapchat Support

    Snapchat Support
    If you're new to Snapchat, or even if you're already pro adding friends will bring your Snapchat game to the next level!
    Websites

    Free

    Robert Palmer
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I was looking for resources to contact people around me and I came across Snapchat Support. This page was not what I was looking for. It's not really that useful as I need to have contact with them to find them on this particular app. I guess I'm going to have to continue looking."
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    #2ATLETO

    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

    Agustina López
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "This sounds great for a sports lovers. But seems no much people has taken interest yet. I guess reducing the installation size of the App will help. Its currently about 259mb while popular WhatsApp is about 59mb."
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    #3Showaround

    Showaround
    Showaround connects travelers in search of unique travel experiences with locals who are ready to show them around their cities.
    Websites

    Free

    Eric Rodriguez
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "When I was traveling, I had no idea about the area. I used Showaround to find people who knew the places to go and things to see. I was able to chat with them before we met up to make sure I was comfortable. It was like having a personal tour guide for my trip"
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    #4MeetMe

    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

    Albert Cook
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "This is an interesting concept. Similar to the apps of "Tinder" but instead this one is purely for meeting new friends and creating friendships. I'm not sure it's something that I would personally use but others may find this beneficial. The ease of using the app seems very straightforward and the reviews are fairly positive. "
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    #5Wallapop

    Wallapop

    Wallapop is a free app for Android devices that lets you sell the old stuff you no longer use and make some money! Users can use it to buy and sell items around their neighborhood.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Adam Rodriguez
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Wallapop makes buying a selling items to nearby people a breeze! I am able to message and chat with interested customers that are near by. The best part is that my number and exact location are never shared with those that I contact."
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    #6NearBy - Discover People

    NearBy - Discover People
    Nearby is a location based social media app which allows you to discover people nearby, photos and the neighbourhood on Instagram and Twitter even without having to be registered to Instagram, Twitter or other social networking apps!
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kyle Nichols
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "This will help you find people nearby however you do need to download the app. You are able to search for people based on where you live so you can find people to contact in your area. It is helpful because it combines many social media platforms so you don't need to search on each platform individually."
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    #7Bumble

    Bumble

    Bumble is a dating app where women make the first move and a respond must be done within 24 hours or else the connection will expire, which is changing the archaic dating rules. But, in same-sex matches, either person can message first. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Carl Richardson
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "Bumble is a fresh take on online dating. It was refreshing for women to have the initiative. Not having to make the first move takes a lot of pressure out of finding a match. I have never had any issues running the app and really like the user interface. I'd recommend anyone looking for a date to give Bumble a try. "
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    #8Roomvine - Nearby Chat IRL

    Roomvine - Nearby Chat IRL
    Connect with people around me and engage in anonymous chat with Roomvine! This app is a private messaging app that allows you to talk to strangers around you. You can use this app on events, campus, dorm chat, talk to nearby friends, meet people near me, and to find dates.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Paul Riley
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This really helped take the stress out of making new friends and learning about my new town. If I want to, I can just ask crazy questions that I may be too shy to ask in real life, or even with someone online whom can see my name. Here I can just ask away, without the stress. If I want to meet up, great made a new friend in town. Want to stay private, great too. Takes the edge off chatting. "
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    #9Hinge

    Hinge

    Hinge is a free dating app for people who are looking for a relationship and those ready to escape the dating games and find something real. This needs your Facebook account for authentication to use.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Charlie Tian
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "Well for contacting people around, just use messenger on facebook. there's a lot of messaging app already and it's just the same thing as the other, it doesn't make any difference. The only difference you get is how it looks, but it works the same way as messenger. You can install it if you want but, it just makes things complicated. go out and interact to people you want to talk to instead of sending messages on your phone."
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    #10Happn

    Happn

    With Happn, users can meet and interact with other people. This free dating mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices. Developed by HAPPN SAS, the app was fully created on a principle of reciprocity.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Paul Kelly
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "Being a single guy who doesn't care much for going out and trying to meet strangers I found happn to be a welcomed breath of fresh air to my dating life! As soon as I joined happn I immediately found suitable women that match my personality traits well and I've already been on a few dates that ended quite happily if you know what I mean."
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    #11Meetup

    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

    Matthew Long
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "Meetup is a good service to use when you need to find locals. This can be for anything from friendship to business-related activities. You can learn more about the world around you as you get to know the locals."
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    #12Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    With Foursquare Swarm, you can remember the places you go and celebrate your accomplishments with stickers and coins. Stay connected to your inner explorer and have more fun along the way.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kevin Hansen
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "I wanted to find some resources for contacting and connecting with the people around me. I found 'Foursquare Swarm: Check In' and it's really helped me to connect with local friends like I never have before. Since finding this, I've been able to meet with friends by simply sharing my location with a check-in and seeing if any friends are nearby. It's also great to use when I go on trips with a big group and need to see where everyone is (since we generally all scatter out to different attractions in the area). It's as simple as checking in and everyone is connected again."
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    #13Tinder

    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

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Juan Young
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "A few months ago I was looking to meet some fun ladies locally, and since everybody else was using Tinder, I figured I'd give it a shot. The app itself was kind of buggy, I had trouble installing it on my Android, and it crashed semi-regularly, or locked up for awhile, but my phone is kind of old and maybe it works better on newer models. As to the content, there were lots of women to meet using the thing, though at times it veered too much towards "hook ups" and strictly sex dating for my liking, I'd have preferred a more conventional dating app. I was able to meet several women using it, but I don't think that their claim about it being 'much more than a dating app' is particularly accurate. It's pretty much just a dating app, I wouldn't use it for meeting people for other activities."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for contacting people around me
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Snapchat SupportWebsites 21 Free
2ATLETOApps 18 Free
3ShowaroundWebsites 17 Free
4MeetMeApps 14 Free
5WallapopApps 14 Free
6NearBy - Discover PeopleApps 12 Free
7BumbleApps 11 Free
8Roomvine - Nearby Chat IRLApps 9 Free
9HingeApps 7 Free
10HappnApps 6 Free
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