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Making new friends as an adult can be hard. Thaw makes it easier. Thaw uses mutual interests to match you with potential friends nearby that you should know, but don’t... yet.

Although Thaw is for connecting soon-to-be friends, we're an 18+ community.

Thaw was created for friends, by friends. Here’s what Thaw isn’t: a dating app! There are tons of those already, and they do a great job. Here’s what Thaw is: the perfect app to help you meet people and make friends nearby, whether you’re a recent transplant, just graduated, or simply want to branch out and meet new people.


Navigate between Interests, Nearby, Matches and Profile on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app.

Adding interests: The more interests you add, the better your matches will be. Use the slider to add interests - slide up to indicate you love something and down if you hate it. Don't see an interest level that feels exactly right? That's fine, just pick the closest one!

Using Nearby: Browse people nearby and see a snapshot of what they are interested in. Choose “Meet” if you could see yourself being friends with someone and “Hide” if not. If you both decide you’d be a good friend match, you’ll be able to chat and figure out something fun to do!

Create a broadcast: Have an activity in mind that you'd like to do - grab a drink, play board games, go hiking, etc. - but aren't picky who you do it with? Go to your Profile and create a broadcast! You can decide how long to post it (between 30 minutes and 24 hours) and if it gets shown to all your matches or specific ones you choose.

If a match replies to your broadcast, finalize your plans and go have fun - and if you see a broadcast from a match of yours and are interested in joining, reply!

Create a photo set: Use photo sets to find a doggy date for your pup, get travel tips, find people with similar hobbies, or more. Go to your Profile and scroll down to "Your photo sets." You'll be able to select a photo set category, add a description and photos, and you're done! Your matches will be able to comment on your photos (and vice versa).

What’s New

Version 1.9.7

What are you up to...
• We fixed some bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

ccoury ,

A game changer

This gorgeous app is super engaging, and is the first friend-making platform that feels natural and easy-to-use, especially for individuals who are more introverted and don’t want to do group meet ups. It’s really entertaining to select your interest levels and know that your likelihood of getting matched with a like-minded potential friend is high. What I like most is that this app will not only help you make friends, but really build a community around shared interests and activities. Looking forward to using it regularly.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words, and awesome to hear that you're enjoying adding interests! We're looking forward to hearing how people build community using Thaw - if you have any good stories (or feedback), feel free to email directly at nate@jointhaw.com!

lolpaula ,

Huge Potential

Devs, please, I really want your marketing team to really bring this app to its full potential. I'ts a beautifully designed app, super easy to use, and my biggest happiness with this is you can use your phone number. For those who loathe facebook its a blessing. I'll be watching this app grow. As an adult professional with little time, this could be super useful to meet others with the same interests. I wish you all success!❤️

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the nice words! Lots of pressure on the marketing team now :)

ZR jr ,

Thaw- making connections

I have been using Thaw for a few weeks and it is doing just that to the dreaded “Seattle Freeze” - putting a thaw on it. It’s great to meet people with common interests, or find people who are interested in something you want to learn more about, or find a couple buddies to learn about something together. It’s a great concept executed very well, and user friendly. See you on there. Cheers!


Thaw LXX Inc.
72.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2018 Thaw LXX Inc.


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