With the expansion of social networks, people are physically socialising less than ever. Even though this sounds weird, it’s a well-known paradox. With the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and other social networks, people don’t feel the need to catch up in person as they did in the days before the expansion of internet/smart phones.
They can reach their friends with a touch of a button, but it takes so much more to actually meet them and spend some quality time together. This can make some people feel lonely.
The majority of people reporting loneliness in a recent study by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) are under the age of 50. To help connect those with others and reduce loneliness, an app for iOS and Android has been built that tells you where you can find nearby people that are open for meeting and grabbing a drink with.
After loading the app, Socializer, you will see a list of people within a certain distance that have their app turned on and equally eager to meet someone new.
You will get their basic info, a short description of their plans for the evening (watching a game, having pre-drinks, chilling after work). With a few clicks, you could establish a connection with them and arrange to meet up. The app even suggests some places where to meet.
“People find it hard and frustrating to meet someone and they are facing the fear of being ignored, rejected and lonely even in the connected world. That’s why we built Socializer app and made it available to everyone for free. With Socializer you can meet someone within minutes, wherever you are.. Our vision is a society that is more connected than ever, without compromising on the basic human need to socialize.” Explains Milos Mandic, CEO of Socializer