“I wish my friends were here…”
I was grumbling to myself while finishing up yet another lonely walk in Bogota, Colombia. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore having alone time. Solitary walks make my inner introvert sigh in contentment. It only becomes an issue when I have no other alternative to them. We can all agree, some human connection is nice every once in a while.
It was then, in 2017, when I first came across and fully became aware of the problem of loneliness. My coworkers were all based overseas, my close friends lived thousands of miles away, and the events I attended were full of working professionals almost twice my age: so how on earth was I supposed to make new friends? How could I simplify this incredibly difficult process of building a new social circle?
The solution seems obvious: a friend making app of course! Surely, in this increasingly mobile dependent (don’t deny it, I can’t get off my phone and neither can you) age, there are solutions to help people like me make new friends. Dating has a good selection, so does networking. Don’t even get me started on all of the social media options out there. But friendship? No go-to brand really comes to mind. Thus, my search began.
The Problem of Loneliness
Of course, as I discovered, there are a number of friend making apps out there. The biggest names include Bumble BFF, Hey! VINA, Patook and a couple others. Unfortunately, most of them did not seem to be popular in Colombia: I couldn’t connect with anyone. Not even on Bumble BFF. So I went back to attending my InterNations expat get-togethers and MeetUp events. Luckily, I eventually made a few friends through French classes and introductions from visiting acquaintances.
Throughout this experience, I was amazed that although well-known international social apps worked perfectly well in Colombia, there was no effective friend making app. After all, I spoke to enough expats and fellow event attendees to see that there was an interest. Which brings us to how the idea of Delfy was born.
When I called my friend Ozzy, I quickly learned that while he was living in the US, he also experienced the same problems. Many of the friend solutions out there were for women only or inefficient at delivering results. We realized it’s up to us to do something! There has to be a way to create friendly human connections. There has to be a way to solve this increasingly relevant problem of loneliness.
Our Solution: Delfy App
So here we are, giving you the ability to control yet another social aspect of your life through your phone. We’re putting the power in your hands. Regardless of where you are in the world, how lonely you feel, or what your hobbies are, we believe that you should be given the opportunity to connect with like-minded people.
With Delfy, we are presenting you with this opportunity! Now it’s all up to you. So go ahead – build those meaningful friendships that will hopefully, span a life time.
P.S. How do you make new friends? Have you used any of the apps mentioned above? Share your experience with us! Connect with the Delfy team