Cohort is a free mobile app that provides an easy way for users to meet and make new friends. Unlike most friendship apps that let you have one-on-one chats, Cohort matches you into a group of people within your age group and immediate area.
Using the app, you simply swipe left or right on profiles of other nearby users to indicate whether you want him or her in your friend group. Based on your swipes, Cohort’s algorithm matches you into a group of 15 to 20 people who have common interests and can meetup in real life. Each group will last for 3 months, giving you plenty of time to form friendships before moving on to the next group.
Once matched into a group, you can attend events, parties, or just hangout with your group members. It’s the perfect app for college students, recent grads, and anyone new to a city. The creators of the app believe that making friends is better in a group setting rather than in a one-on-one setting, which is more suitable for dating. Cohort is the first app that introduces a group-based matching algorithm and is creating a buzz in NYC. It’s trending in popularity among college students and millennials in several large college campuses, and the number of users has more than tripled in the past month.
As you continue to use the app, Cohort’s algorithm will become more refined and will show people who you will likely get along with. Here are some reviews from users who tried the app:
“No more awkward one-on-one friend meetups, groups are the best way to make friends.”
“A tinder and meetup fusion for finding your group of friends.”
“This app revolutionized the way I make friends!”