It is a truth universally acknowledged that making new connections as an adult is HARD. Remember when you were a kid, and you could just go to the playground and outright ask the first child you saw if they wanted to be your friend? Magic. Maybe it only lasted 30 minutes, but taking turns on the slide together sure was fun.  

Even if you’ve lived in Calgary your whole life, branching out of your usual circle can be a good thing.  Maybe there’s a new hobby you’re dying to explore, but no one you know is interested. Or maybe you had a great group of people, but some of them have moved away. That’s tough. So where do you start? What is the grown-up version of the playground?

Calgary is a pretty friendly city. If you’re looking to make new friends, you could always try the old-fashioned method of striking up a conversation. But that can be a little intimidating, and how do you know if they have any common interests? 

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Luckily, as with most things in the modern world, there’s an app for that! And no, we’re not talking about one of those dating apps with a friend feature. We’re looking for something a little more intentional. An app that focuses on forging connections that go beyond the superficial.

Enter Vybes

Meet your new favourite astrology app that does so much more than tell you your horoscope. Many people use astrology to help with introspection and guide decisions in their life. Maybe it’s your metaphoric coin toss to decide whether you’re going out or staying in. Or maybe you use it to better understand why you click with some people and not others.

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Whether you’re an astrology die-hard or an interested newbie, Vybes is a fun and insightful way to learn more about yourself and others. Now how is this relevant to making new friends? Well, one of Vybes’ best features is the ability to create your own community of like-minded people.


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It’s the perfect mix of all your favourite social media apps blended to form a new kind of platform focused on mindfulness and self-exploration. It’s great for meeting people in the same head space that have a genuine desire to grow and connect. Discover the tribe you vibe with (pun intended), and make new friends in your city. 

The Vybes app is also totally free to download, so you have nothing to lose. Who knows, if the stars are aligned, you might just meet your next bestie!