Whether you have moved for work, play, or studies, you will of course need to make new friends in Barcelona. Luckily, thanks to the internet, there are now countless different ways to make friends easily in your new city, whatever your likes, interests, and circumstances.
The Best Ways to Make New Friends in Barcelona (Online!)
If you are looking to make friends in your new city with common likes and interests, UNBLND is a fantastic place to start. When you download the application, you create an anonymous profile, and swipe on cards. After this, the amazing algorithm will sort you into different groups based on exactly what you are interested in! If you make a connection with someone, you can choose to UNBLND them, sharing some select information in order to meet up or get to know each other better. The best thing about the app is that there are no photos, likes, or follower counts, so you can truly focus on making connections with people, both in Barcelona and beyond.
If you are looking to get together, UNBLND facilitates meet ups both online and in person, so you can really seize every opportunity to make new friends in Barcelona.
Meetup is another fantastic app that you can take advantage of to meet up and make new friends in Barcelona. It boasts a large community of people, and is therefore a very effective way to connect with others. On the app, you can make or join events with other users, such as going out to parties or movie nights. As well as this, you can message users directly in the app, making it a simple and easy way to expand your social circle and make friends in your new city.
If you have heard of– or have used– Bumble before, it is likely that you have used it as a dating app, like Tinder. However, Bumble also has a BFF feature, wherein you can make friends in your new city. The app is simple to use; you simple swipe on different profiles until you match with someone. After this, you can talk to each other through the in-app messaging feature. Bumble is all about empowering people to make connections with others, and one unique aspect of the application is that women message matches first, putting them in control of who they speak with. Due to this, Bumble is a fantastic way to make new friends in Barcelona (or possibly even a new partner!).
Though Facebook may not be the most fashionable social network these days, it is a great way to connect with people in your local area and make friends in your new city. Facebook groups can be as niche or as broad as you like, and there is no doubt that you will easily find one that relates to your situation. For example, if you are coming to Barcelona on Erasmus or another study abroad program, you can join this group. If you are an American that has recently moved to Barcelona, you can join this group. Not only are these groups great for making new friends in Barcelona, who are in similar situations to you, but they are also immensely useful for finding apartments, roommates, house sitters, and even just tips and tricks in the local area.
InterNations is a great online network that aims to bring expats together into one central community. InterNations is the world’s leading online expat community, and boasts 420 different global communities. Therefore, it is a fantastic resource to use to your advantage if you are looking to make new friends and new connections in Barcelona. There are countless features to make use of once you have completed your registration, from real-life events, to Barcelona Guides, to forums to share tips and tricks about life in Barcelona.
Spontaneity is one of the joys of existence, and if you are looking to add a little more of it into your life, Amigos may be the app that you have been searching for. The self-proclaimed ‘app for spontaneous company’ offers user the experience to meet up with others in their area. When you first download the app, you can tap what you are interested in. After this, you can plan or join an event for any time into the future, and other users will send you invites and messages! You can see these amigos and events on the map, so you can join up with anyone at any time.
If making friends in real life is more your vibe, then we have a solution for you too! YouBarcelona is a fantastic website that shows you all the club nights and parties that will be taking place throughout Barcelona over the week. You can find events such as pool parties, latin nights, and even reggae nights, as well as other typical nightclub events.
YouBarcelona has a great index of nights out where you are sure to make connections, and who knows, if you make new friends in Barcelona you may even book a VIP table for a club with them through the website too!