How to Find People with Shared Interests to You
If you look at the friends you have today, how many of them have the same interests or hobbies as you? It’s likely that there are more than a few. That’s because making friends is generally the result of participation in a social activity where there’s a mutual interest.
Depending on where you live and what you’re interested in, it may be difficult to connect with like-minded people. We know that having a social circle is important. It gives you people to trust and rely on during times of need and someone to share your successes with, especially if your interests revolve around things like exercise, sports, and eating well.
Fortunately, modern technology has made it easier than ever for us to find and connect with people that have the same interests. Let’s take a look at the best tools to use for this purpose.
As the name would suggest, Meetup is an app that allows you to connect with others who share similar interests through groups in your area. You can search for your own hobbies or browse through the wide variety of categories available depending on where you live.
There are groups for just about everything. From outdoor activities such as hiking to computer programming and gaming. There are also educational groups that focus on topics such as public speaking, entrepreneurship, and reading. There are often groups available simply for those who want to socialize, where you can head out for coffee or a movie.
Information.com is a powerful people search tool that can make it easy to find people you’d like to connect with. It’s most useful when you’re just starting to get to know someone to find out if they’re trustworthy or someone you’re really likely to get along with.
Information.com allows you to search someone with their name and city, and then shows you all the public records attached to their name (including criminal records, previous addresses, and any aliases). But what makes it even more impressive is that it pulls up their entire online presence – so you can quickly see every social media app and site they’ve joined. This makes it easy to connect with them online, as well to see if you have mutual interests. It even brings up their likely associates and friends, which can help you meet even more people.
Emenator is a unique kind of social platform that allows you to connect with people that have similar interests. Whether it’s art, sports, music, gaming or anything else you can imagine, Emenator has a diverse and inclusive community for you to connect with. The Groups & Gatherings feature is perfect for finding like-minded people in your area.
Even if you don’t want to head out and meet anyone yet, the community offers chats, groups, messaging and video options that allow you to socialize online. If you’re into art or design, Emenator’s approach to content ensures that the images you share preserve their original quality, further adding to the authentic experience.
Just like Meetup, GroupSpaces allows you to find communities in your area based on a category or search term of your choice. However, it also allows you to find groups within communities that you’re already a part of such as churches and colleges. This might just help you find familiar faces who you never knew shared the same interests.
This iOS app features groups that are focused on a certain hobby or activity such as hiking, running and exploration. There’s also a news feed with local offers, recommendations, and curated content based on your interests.
Aside from social meetup apps, you could join local groups in your school and find people through them that share your interests. It’s more than likely that there’s at least one group of people nearby who love the same things you do. You just have to head out and find them — just make sure your parents know what you are doing and approve!