Find­ing new friends is now as easy as sim­ply swip­ing right

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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.”

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