THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
Finding new friends is now as easy as simply swiping right
A mobile app that was launched earlier this year is helping women widen their friendship circles by adopting the same computer algorithms used by online dating sites like Tinder. Hey! VINA, launched by two girlfriends who work in San Francisco’s IT industry, suggests friends based on personality and lifestyle quizzes, proximity and mutual Facebook friends. More than 100,000 women signed up for the app in the first six months. Curious about the app’s name? It’s based on a networking group that one of the founders started called “Ladies Who Vino.” Vina is also a Scottish girl name meaning “beloved” or “friend.”