It’s been two months since I moved to California. Life is great here, as great as I imagined it would be. But I miss my friends and family. That was always going to be the case. When I moved from Paris to London, I left behind some dear friends. I met some amazing people in my 12 years in London… And then I moved away. Is this a pattern? Moving further and further west? Perhaps. In the meantime, one thing is certain: I miss my friends.
I have some great friends here in L.A. and I am perfectly happy with a fairly low-key social life… But I also realise that this would just enable my lone wolf tendencies. This isn’t something I need. I am generally pretty happy with my own company, I do a lot of stuff on my own and I love it. It gives me a lot of time to think about things, sometimes maybe a little too much time. We know how that goes. Anyway – when I moved to Los Angeles, I decided I would try and be a little more proactive in meeting new people. I don’t need a new best friend, I think maybe a few girlfriends to go out for drinks and adventures with might be fun!
Enter Bumble… Until I moved here, I thought Bumble was just a dating app. And while I am not looking for dates, I was always interested in Bumble’s lady-led angle. As I was chatting to some of my friends here, a few people mentioned that Bumble also had Bumble BFF, which is strictly friend zone… and the friend zone is where I exist! I downloaded the app, filled in my profile (making sure I was DEFINITELY in the BFF part of the app!) and started swiping for friends. Having never used a dating app or a friend finder app, I felt a little out of my depth when filling in my profile – what do you even tell people about yourself in 140 characters? I put in the minimum (location, work info and instagram handle) and decided my time would be better used looking at potential friends’ profiles!
After about an hour, I was chatting to a couple girls who seemed really nice, and another one invited me to a Bumble BFF meet-up in my area. While I am a little more old school than this about meeting people (I prefer serendipity to swiping), there is something charming about Bumble BFF that reminds me of my childhood when I was looking for penpals in Nintendo magazine!
For now, I think I will grab a coffee with a few people, attend a meet-up and keep you updated! If you want to give it a try, you can download Bumble today, it is free! You can also follow @bumble on Instagram and Facebook.