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so I actually Google's house to make friends in New York , and is pre the Dara quickly learned there's an app for that while dating apps have become the norm to find romance many are now using them to find friends Cindy wasn't my fast that are used that BFF mode on dating out bumble to meet Cindy Santos ice white %HESITATION and we matched which is great we kind of had a few messages between each other %HESITATION and then we met really quickly and had a really really amazing night and lots of fun %HESITATION I'm very quickly I thought to myself yeah this could be a good girlfriend for me we laughed a lot I think we both had a very similar sense of humor and we both like wine that household bumble which boost fifty million global users introduced its friend finding BFF feature in two thousand sixteen and according to the company it's a growth is explosive with its user base for BFF surging by ninety nine percent year over year FF really came about through long term plans for the brands but also something that our users are asking for which prompted us to move fast on it in the same way the bubble dating app works users create a BFF profile user scroll through and swipe right on the ones that interest them if two users select each other a match is made and it's up to them to start messaging BFF and others like it are gaining steam at a time when women are finding it more difficult to make friends off line says Pamela new in ham who also caters to women looking for female bonding she co founded girl crew and now helps run the ad out of San Francisco we're in an era of co working freelancing working remotely women are getting married glacier divorce rates are higher people are living by themselves and they're moving cities more so than ever on switching jobs new and ham says a hundred thousand girl crewmembers in fifty different cities can chat to each other create or join events or simply throw out a , request say for brunch and those quick interactions can lead to long term friendships we've had friends at make such good friends that they meet those people bridesmaids at their wedding we've had people travel the whole world together my own sister has gone to more than seven different countries with a girl that she mass on girl crew well this is still a budding friendship two months in the making the women seem confident that this is a bond that will last yeah