“Use your mobile device as your guide to meet new friends wherever you go, a concert at Madison Square Garden, a bus tour in Barcelona, or a local neighborhood bar.” Sounds like a win-win — you could either end up with a new BFF or a new BF or GF.Partake is a new “anti-Tinder” app where you can find like-minded people to do social activities with. You and a fellow Partake-r may click over more than your love of craft beers.Combine two of your favorite passions — dating and traveling — and you have a winning combo.You may hear of people traveling far for love, but what about joining a dating app that specializes in travel and activities?You can also choose who pays, you, the other person, or split it 50/50 — no awkward bill-sitting-on-the-table-forever moments.Recently, Bustle’s Sex and Relationships Editor, Michelle Toglia, tried out this app and flew to Portland to meet Ray, a guy Miss Travel paired her with after she chose from five potential matches. This fairly new app does exactly what it advertises — it wants you and your date to meet outside.Whether a friend of yours cancels on you at the last minute and you have an extra ticket to a concert or want company to check out a new gastropub, you can post your suggestions on Partake — because isn’t it the worst when you no longer want to go to something because you don’t want to go alone?!
Check out our new podcast, I Want It That Way, which delves into the difficult and downright dirty parts of a relationship, and find more on our Soundcloud page.Topdeck’s study, by the research firm You Gov, showed that 1 in 11 postgraduate Millennials did meet an significant other while traveling abroad.Even though texting-based dating apps seem to be more popular than ever, Topdeck discovered that Millennials have other priorities, too — like traveling.“Partake gives users full control over activities and offers something a little more intimate, but without the romantic overtones that come with dating apps.” Sounds great to me, not having that sometimes-awkward romantic pressure, but still doing a fun activity with other people.Speaking of which, you can plan it, as well as who joins you, or you can check out what others have created.