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10 apps for meeting people when travelling

2 years ago | Alice Taylor



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  • If you’ve ever gone travelling alone, you probably wanted to try to meet some people on your way. It can be a little bit tough to meet people when in new countries but there are some ways to make it easier. We collected the 10 best apps to meet people when travelling.


    MeetMe is a free app from the US which is similar to Tinder or Grindr but with an option to meet people real time. It’s great if you’re going to an event alone and you want to meet people on the spot.

    Party with a local

    Looking for a party in a new city? No problem, Party with a local is exactly what its name suggests. Meet people who can take you out to the best parties and explore the hippest clubs in the neighbourhood. If you’re looking to meet a date who loves to party then this app is for you too!

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    We couldn’t miss out Tinder could we?! Tinder has become one of the top apps to meet people on holiday. Not only for dating but also for making friends or simply finding someone to hang out with.




    Nearify is an app which helps you find the best things to do in your destination. Find events, festivals, concerts and more with locals who want to share their plans. Don’t waste time wandering around the city looking for something to do, enjoy the best events.

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    Eatwith is for extroverts who love eating! Eat with locals and enjoy delicious cooked food in a true local environment. And make friends at the same time! Sounds great, doesn’t it?

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    This app is perfect for exploring the city with the best guides. The tours are usually made for a small fee, but it’s the best way to get to know the city and meet lovely locals at the same time

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    Groopify is great for meeting a group of friends when travelling abroad. You can even start using it before you travel to chat to people who you may want to meet once you arrive. It’s ideal for groups so if you are a group on holiday and want to meet a group of friendly locals, this app is for you.

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    Showaround is similar to WithLocals and it’s basically a way to learn the most you can about a destination. Locals will give you a tour of the city in exchange for a small fee.

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    BeGroup is similar to Groopify, an app for meeting other groups of people. If you want to find some new people to hang around with at a festival or to spend a night out in the city centre, try this app.



    With Backpackr you can check the profiles of people who are visiting the same city as you and chat to them before meeting. Have a beer, visit a museum together or simple wander around and see the sights. The best thing is that it’s also a good way to meet people who may want to come with you to your next travel destination!

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    Have you ever used apps to meet people when travelling? What do you recommend?

    Alice Taylor

    I'm a creative working in digital marketing & social media. I love to be outdoors, try new food and do things that scare me. Remember to ask questions, think outside the box & put everything into what you do.