I yet again find myself with a problem that simply can’t be solved using the existing social media structure. And I think someone, somewhere could make $1 billion off of implementing a fix.
A problem exists in modern life. We are seemingly ever-more connected but if you’re like me, you find it difficult to make new friends. In Richmond, I currently have not one friend who will have a beer with me. Not a single one. I want a social media network designed to help me find people I _should_ know not _might_ know. The whole point of this new service would be to gently help us make new platonic friends.
You would have to take a survey to join the service. Once your personality was established, the service would match you with people like yourself nearby. Before you could add a new person to your personal network, you would have to agree to actually care about that person. The service would ask you, like, three times — “Do you want this person in your life?” You would be expected to make, on an individual level, new friends through the service. It would be made clear from the beginning that this was not a dating service. The whole point is to network and to make friends who will are willing to physically be in your presence.
So, this idea has elements of MeetUp, Craig’s List’s Just Platonic, eHarmoney and Facebook.
The point, is, of course, to make new friends on a personal level. That’s the whole point.