Although there are many major popular platforms for social networking, I haven't found good platforms for meeting new people. FaceBook, Twitter etc. are great for keeping up to date with people you already know and following famous person's PR reps, but it isn't especially suited for forming new bonds. I know there are dating sites, but what if someone was looking to expand their social network aside from dating? Hooking up is easy. There are plenty "analog" and digital scenes for those types of encounters, but what if someone was looking for other contacts including: -friendships -discussion -sports talk -gaming -word of mouth advice -shooting the breeze -etc. I understand the stigma with online socializing back before everyone was online, but it surprises me that in a world where people are so imbedded into Facebook, there wouldn't be legit options for new connections aside from message boards. Are their any legit platforms for something like this (Apps, communities)? We live in a world where people move all over, and start new lives, yet we hold onto Facebook profiles of distant contacts from year's past. Anyway, thank you in advance for any help!