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So you moved across the country (MN to LA then LA to Austin) fell in love with the city but didn't really know anyone there. How did you first try to meet new friends?
I love vintage shopping, so I tried to make friends with the people at all the shops. It…didn’t really work. Then I’d see people on Instagram that I thought looked interesting, so I’d DM them. They always agreed to meet and then never followed through and then eventually unfollowed me…lol. It all was moving slowly, and I started to feel like maybe me moving to this place was more meant to be a journey in solitude.
What led you to try Bumble BFF?
Curiosity! I wanted to see what it was all about.
What kind of people are on it? Is it all same sex friendships on Bumble BFF?
It is all same-sex. There are a lot of married women or women with children who are looking for friends outside of their family life, but then there are some people like me – who just moved to town and are desperate to find a close friendship or at least somebody to grab a drink or go hiking with you.
How'd your first "friend date" go down?
We met for mimosas at a cute little spot in East Austin near where she lived. We drank a lot of mimosas and talked for four hours – it was great! She’s still a good friend, but recently moved to New York. She’s a Cancer, I’m a Taurus. She is sincerely a really great person!
How do you think technology is affecting our interpersonal connections?
Oh, God. I mean, for example: I curate the hell out of my Instagram so it resembles about 10% of my real life. I think it’s that way for a lot of people! It’s intimidating being able to see that version of people’s lives prior to meeting. It’s nice to be able to go to a little app on your phone and be provided with people who want or need the same thing as you do, though, like BumbleBFF did for me. I’m not necessarily a recluse but it is challenging meeting new people nowadays. Like, I’ll go places alone a lot and conversations aren’t really that simple when people are staring at their phones the entire time waiting for their friends, you know?
J O R D A N
Helps keep everyone in the know, share memes, and properly planning a clap back for some fuck boy.
If there's anything that Girl's Trip has taught me is that quality time with no real consequences is always needed. (NOLA is a great place to do this!)
Sometimes seeing your bestie's face is really all you need to brighten your day and when you don't want a paper trail from the group chat.
It's the little things that keep you going right?
TOP GRBG GRL MOMENTS
My two best friends and I call ourselves the GRBG GRLS. Why? Because even though we're trash human beings at least we're trash together. Don't believe me look at our group chat.