Female friendships are about as complicated and emotional as romantic relationships. That’s because women invest in their friendships. I, for one, don’t befriend just any gal. To be upgraded to BFF status, you must pass an obstacle course and countless tests. It’s my very own personal “Wipe Out.”
I also believe a person’s energy is telling. If at first impression, my intuition screams, “NOOOOO!” I listen. I didn’t always as I was afraid to be judgmental; but, time and again, my gut proved to be right.
So was my momma. Since childhood she’d tell me, “Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.” In other words, the company you keep says a lot about who you are as a person. And I agree. The friendships that didn’t last, the BFFs that turned enemies, or worse, simply cut me out of their life, we were opposites. My gal pals don’t have to be exactly like me; however, we must share common interests and similar core values.
Luckily, there’s an app that will help you meet new female friends and figure it all out – OurPlan. Founded by Stav Vaisman after a friend struggled to find someone to join her at a concert after a friend bailed, OurPlan helps women meet women outside of their social circle, connect over shared interests and make plans. So you can meet like-minded women and cultivate real friendships that last!
How it works is simple: log on and create criteria with interests and activities that you’d like to attend. You can search users and activities via Facebook friends, non Facebook friends or personal invites. Then, wait for users to want to join your activity. Some of the activities you can create and select from are:
– Drinks at a trendy new bar
– Hiking or gym buddy
– Weekend brunching
– Seeing a show
– Mommy play dates
– Pregnancy support groups
So check out OurPlan and tell me what you think. I’ll be signing up. Just promise me that when I join and try to befriend you, you won’t mean girl me and leave me hanging!