This week she talks with two young women who met on Bumble BFF—the friendship mode of the dating app Bumble—when they both were living in Austin, Texas. Hey new to this looking for friends has since moved to New York.
Editor's note: This interview was conducted in July Kristina Baptiste24, a copywriter and social-media manager at a music magazine in New York City Dree McCarrel27, a social-media manager for a beauty brand in Austin, Texas. Dree McCarrel: When Kristina friendd I met, I was doing social media freelance.
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I wanted to meet friends who had a similar lifestyle, who wanted to meet up and work at coffee shops and go swimming in the middle of the day. I just felt like I had all this freedom and all of this time that my other friends didn't have. I had used Bumble for dating and I love meeting new friends. And so right when the feature rolled out, I Hey new to this looking for friends down to try it.
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Kristina Baptiste: I moved to Austin not knowing anybody. I was dating somebody at the time who lived there, but I Hwy have any of my own friends. I met people through him, but I wanted my own friends. I was hanging out Hey new to this looking for friends a lot of Fort Betim and looking and casual, and I was kind of over that whole social scene.
What do I have to lose? Was it a similar or different experience to using dating apps for actual dating?
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Kristina and I laugh about this a lot. We had to both go on pretty awkward friend dates. But then when Kristina thi I met up, we just hung out for hours.
It was similar to when you go on a really good date. It was definitely March, because I was dating a musician at the time and I got really sick after South by Southwest [in early March]. So I almost ghosted the chat because I was never checking it. I think she messaged me after South by.
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Grafton MA adult personals How are you? You said you went on a few other friend dates before you met each other. What were those like? I feel like happy hour is where I go with friendship dates, and normal dates too.
But Kristina and I, when we became friends, we straight up hung out for like six months, nonstop. It got to the point where I was Hey new to this looking for friends over there all the time.
We were having a nonstop sleepover.
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It was great. We went to this place on the east side of Austin. We started drinking beers together, and then we both found out we were both in this Dogspotting Facebook group [where people share pictures of dogs they see in public. It was a great dog, too—his name was Brick; he was a little dog with dreads. The third friendship date was actually really funny.
I Hey new to this looking for friends Dree went to Miami or something, and on the airplane there was this old couple from Austin, and they were really cute.
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Ron and Betty. Do you remember them?
You tell it. Oh my god, I forgot about this! I'm not meaning to scream, but this is really cute.
I went on a trip to Miami, right after our second friendship date. When I was flying there, I sat next to these two elderly people named Ron and Betty.
They told me they go there every Tuesday. Right when I got back, Kristina and I met up for dinner friendd a Tuesday]. We should go hang out with Betty and Ron.
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I have their phone numbers. But it was so fun. One thing to add that I think is really special about our friendship is I feel like both of us just totally welcomed each other into our lives.
He's one of my best friends now. So how's it going with the new roommate? Do you guys talk about Kristina all the time?
Yes, for sure. Kristina was here a couple weeks ago, so we all hung out.
But Kristina and Lookinh spent most of our friendship going out and trying really hard to convince people that we were twin sisters, even though we look nothing alike. She'd yhis halfway through and I'd have to take over. Did it feel more like dating? But to be honest, the friendship breakup, or not wanting to Hey new to this looking for friends on a second friendship date, is definitely more awkward. Dating apps are basically totally normalized ways to find romance now, at Fairplay KY sex dating among younger generations.
I think it probably depends on the city you live in. Because in Austin everyone is new. People are always moving here for a couple years and moving away. Austin is so laid-back about it. Everyone's solidified in their friend groups.Milf Dating In Girdler
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