If you’re looking to connect with new people who share similar interests, whether for work or for fun, the Blupe app is a new fun way to meet, mix, and mingle with like-minded folks who live in your community.
A common complaint that many people hear is that “it’s hard to meet new people”. With busy, demanding careers and on-the-go lifestyles, it’s easy to see why people find it challenging to not only make time to meet new people, but also to figure out the best ways to go about doing it. While joining organizations is always a good way to connect with others, many people don’t have the time or the energy to commit to these types of groups.
That’s where Blupe can help.
What is Blupe?
From outdoor adventurers and travel junkies to fashion lovers and socialites, and even business start-up enthusiasts, Blupe is a fast, easy, and convenient way to find people in your area who enjoy the same types of activities, hobbies, and passions as you.
Founded in San Francisco, California by a group of tech-forward thinkers (who got their start working at the popular social networking app, Momo, that is based in China), Blupe was developed with the sole mission to help people connect better.
The Blupe team enthusiastically states that “Blupe is all about bringing you back your community! A huge portion of our lives is spent staring down at a little screen – missing out on the world, missing out on people and experiences, missing out on what’s right in front of our faces. At Blupe, we are dedicated to cultivating the relationship between people and the environment they live in. We bring you closer to together with the people right outside your door, the groups right around the corner – the people that actually matter.”
How Does Blupe Work?
By simply downloading this free iPhone app (which connects to your Facebook profile, but doesn’t post on your page), you instantly have access to groups that were created in your area (within a 60 mile radius). From hiking and travel-oriented groups to groups for moms and business-people, there are all types of groups in the system. And, the best part is – you can create your own group.
As shown below, I created a Blupe Group called “The Fabulous Life in Monterey Bay” to connect with other locals on the Monterey Peninsula who want to chat about the most fabulous events, things to do, and places to go in this particular area.
As a group creator, you can invite friends to join your (private) group, by sending them an email invite (from the app directly). Or, if you’re open to meeting new people, share the group link on Twitter, or just wait for new people to find your group in the system and request to join. It’s that easy!
“Whether you’re a food blogger, a sports fan, or a single mom, Blupe is a place to come together with your people.”
And if you’ve just re-located to a new city, are looking to branch out and meet new folks, or want to find people to do activities with, the Blupe app will quickly become your go-to method for connecting with others.
[Image Credit: Shutterstock. Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Blupe. While I was compensated to write a post about Blupe, all opinions are my own.]