Youcef actually approved my coming along, and as I write this very sentence has just pinged me to say ‘hey’. A fresh dating app seems to spring up every month, and friendship platforms are following suit – today, the young, mobile generation appreciates the practicality and instantaneous nature of forming relationships by scrolling through pictures and sending a few messages.
With that in mind, Wiith already has a few similar models to compete with.
• The Tinderisation of modern life is on the rise I arranged a coffee meet-up for Saturday at 5.30pm, which after half an hour a guy called Harpal said he was coming to.
I also followed a man called Jeff, something that means Wiith will notify me when he creates an event, and told some bloke called Youcef I’d join him for a run on tomorrow at 9pm. It’s true that the current market for community-based dating and networking is becoming increasingly saturated.
“We think Wiith is a lot more spontaneous than Meetup, along with not having the dating stigma of Tinder,” Hodnett said.
Striking up a friendly rapport with a newcomer becomes the exception, not the norm. These days, there are apps for pretty much anything, from getting a cleaner in after a party to chartering a private jet and booking a massage. ‘Wiith’, a new San Francisco-based app, is designed to buddy you up with people looking for buddies. No romance, no sex, just pure, unadulterated friendship. The premise is simple: if you’re new to a city, or just want to meet someone new, the app connects you with like-minded others inside a set radius.
You sign up via Facebook, build a basic profile, then approach people for friendship or arrange social events and invite others along.
The station's 225-foot (69 m) auxiliary tower was also destroyed and there was some damage to the main studio. It was one of the most violent and deadliest tornadoes in Canadian history.
CKVR were back on the air using a temporary 400-foot (122 m) tower and reduced power of 40,000 watts at am on 19 September. On 12–13 June 1987, a sculpture called Spirit Catcher by Ron Baird was moved to Barrie from Vancouver, British Columbia, where it had been exhibited as part of Expo '86.