posted by Joe Anaya on October 27th, 2014

It’s hard to make new friends as an adult. So, I think there needs to be a friend finder app. Kind like a dating app except with out the sex. Instead of man seeking woman for “good times” “wink, wink,” it’d be guy seeking guy for “hanging out fun.”

When you’re a kid, you’re surrounded by other kids your own age. At school, in sports, at the playground, potential friends are everywhere. And when you’re little, your list of criteria isn’t very long. “You like Star Wars too? Let’s be friends.”

Add to my profile: A fan of science fiction and movies.

By college, your criteria are a little more extensive, but you’re pool of potential friends has expanded. College students can find friends who live in the same dorm, are in the same major, and needs someone who can handle their liquor, well knows how to drink liquor.

Uninhibited partier, not necessarily caused by drunkenness.

Although the friend pool has shrunken, it’s still pretty easy to make friends when you get your first job. Typically, you end up at a place that hires young people and your duties aren’t so demanding that it consumes all your free time. So now you’re surrounded by young 20-somethings with time on their hands. You have plenty of time to pursue your interests, socialize, visit friends and meet their friends.

Limited free time.

Then you get a real job, get married, buy a house, have kids, your pool of potential friends has been reduced to your kids’ friends’ parents or people you talk to at the homeowner’s association meeting. (I’ve been lucky and found friends through both.)

But that’s where my friend app comes in. Fill out some information like location, favorite sport team, etc., etc. add a little computer algorithm magic and voilà, you’re just a few clicks away from seeing the latest action flick with a guy who appreciates car chases as much as you do or seeing the finals with some beer, hot-wings and your new BFF.

Someone get on that will ya, awards movie season is just around the corner and I’m itching to go.

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