Meet new friends online not dating

"I was serious when I said I'm just looking for friends on my profile.

You're so nice, and I don't want to lead you on in any way.

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Whether it’s simply a group full of people of a similar age, or a keen bunch of tech or fitness fans, there should be something for you. Nextdoor (Free) Want to get to know your neighbors more easily but never seem to run into them? It’s a private social network for your neighborhood, allowing you to exchange information on the local community through your smartphone.

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It was getting serious with one of my Tinder matches.

After a witty opener (he, having studied at Oxford, asked if I was British because I somehow looked it) and exchanging our jobs and educational background, we were discussing our favorite Delaware beach destination.

Social networking means you can be regularly in contact with people on the other side of the world.

But it can also feel like a much lonelier place, too, with it being hard to cultivate local relationships.