What experiences do you feel become more exciting once your friends join in?

Raunaq Vaisoha
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For instance, we could watch a movie alone at home, but we still go through the inconvenience of travel and pay a price to go to a movie theatre and watch a movie with friends. I suppose something similar applies to going to a mall with friends versus shopping online. What other experiences do you feel are enhanced with friends tagging along?

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Founder at Memo, designer/dev
Everything is more fun with friends. Holidays, haircuts, going to the library spring to mind. Would it be simpler to list the things that are worse with friends? - Doctor's appointments (it's just a bit private) - Grocery shopping (get in, get it done, get out, bumping into friends at Morrisons is a nightmare) - Jury Duty - Court appearances in general (a real mood killer) - Meetings with your tax advisor - Using the bathroom - Having a clear out and taking your used electrical goods to the recycling centre Basically all the boring life stuff. Otherwise, yea, totally come along for the ride. Parting thought: > we still go through the inconvenience of travel It's about the journey man. :-)
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Co-Founder at Elemential Labs
@richardesigns Hahaha, I enjoyed reading your examples. You're right most things are better with friends, I'm trying to find some routine Internet behaviours which could be transformed with a social element. Maybe I need to work a bit more on the question :-P
Founder at Memo, designer/dev
@richardesigns @raunaqvaisoha Gaming platforms do this well, Steam comes to mind. I wonder about the process of booking a group holiday. My friends and I book skiing once a year, everyone wants to contribute to the details but it's a tricky old process on Whatsapp.
Co-Founder at Elemential Labs
@richardesigns Yeah, I’ve felt the pain of planning something like a trip or even a night out over WhatsApp. Especially for a trip there’s a lot of curation across the group : hotels, flights, tours, rental vehicles etc. Definitely an interesting premise.
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Playing online games or getting a gift for someone
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Co-Owner & ADHD Coach, ADHD Collective
I really like this question.
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