CAN AN AD ON THE INTERNET HELP YOU MAKE REAL FRIENDS?
WE DECIDED TO FIND OUT.
My wife and I wrote down everything that makes us love our friends (from shallow stuff like music taste to deeper things like parenting style), then made a quiz to see if random strangers shared those traits.
We advertised the quiz on Facebook to people in New York, letting them know that if we liked their responses we'd take them for drinks once we moved there.
Over 100 people clicked our ads, and 32 filled out the quiz.
One question asks: "Is it completely crazy to find a friend through an online quiz?"
Here are some responses we received:
When we get to New York, we’ll take the people with the best answers out for drinks.
Maybe it’ll be the start of a beautiful friendship.
Maybe it'll be the most awkward interaction ever.
Either way, it'll be an adventure.
(If you want to take our quiz, you can find it here. Or you can just earn our eternal friendship by hiring me.)