Thaw

Meet people you should know, but don't

#2 Product of the DayApril 06, 2019
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Thaw is an app that uses mutual interests to connect people looking to make friends nearby. Think of it like Tinder for friends, with an emphasis on creating features that help facilitate real-life connections (beyond simply matching).
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MichelleKwa12
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Gabriel Fatone
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  • Gabriel Fatone
    Gabriel FatoneEntrepreneur and front-end web developer
    Pros: 

    Intuitive UI Easy sign-up LOTS of interests

    Cons: 

    small userbase (for now?)

    Really cool idea. Hope it grows!

    Gabriel Fatone has used this product for one day.
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Nate Rankin
Nate RankinMaker@naterankin · Founder @thaw
Hey Product Hunt, We're excited to share Thaw with you! It can be hard as hell to make new friends as an adult, and we're trying to change that. There are other friend-matching platforms out there, but we don't think they've nailed it yet. Here are some ways we're trying to with Thaw: - Match with anyone, not just your own gender identity. - Match based on mutual interests (or dislikes), not just age/proximity. - Broadcasts to help you to find spontaneous activity partners from within your matches. - Photo sets to learn more about your matches' interests. - Bio helper for when your creative juices aren't flowing and you could use a hand writing your bio. We're iOS-only for now - with Android in the works! - and available anywhere in the US, but focused on growing in Seattle. A big thanks in advance if you download Thaw outside of Seattle and are an early user wherever you are! Would love to hear your thoughts/feedback and answer any questions :)
Edison Espinosa
Edison Espinosa@edisonjoao6871 · Founder @ Foxie, & EJ
@naterankin love ideas like these! working on something similar and wish you all the best of luck! we need more stuff like this!
Nate Rankin
Nate RankinMaker@naterankin · Founder @thaw
@edisonjoao6871 Thanks, and likewise! Keep me posted on your progress, I'd love to check out what you're working on.
Edison Espinosa
Edison Espinosa@edisonjoao6871 · Founder @ Foxie, & EJ
@naterankin of course. Don't listen to people that say why we need this, oh there's already this, bla bla bla. Keep going!
Stephen Hakami
Stephen Hakami@torchstephen · Chief Wiz @ Wiza
Not available in Canada :(
Nate Rankin
Nate RankinMaker@naterankin · Founder @thaw
@torchstephen Currently just available in the US, but hoping to expand in the not-too-distant future! Thanks for checking us out, though :)
Tony Bruno Bologna
Tony Bruno Bologna@antonio_bologna · Full Stack Architect
Care to share tech stack? 😊
Imed Gh
Imed Gh@imed_gh · pharmacy student
Looks good (I'm an android user). How many interests do you provide in the app ? Can I create some custom ones ?
Nate Rankin
Nate RankinMaker@naterankin · Founder @thaw
@imed_gh Thanks! Looking forward to getting Thaw out on Android soon! Right now we have ~130 interests to choose from, and more on the way. Users are able to request new interests, and we add them based on demand. Off the top of my head I'd say the most requested interest has been Pokémon Go - it's been really fun (and helpful!) to see which interests users would like to see in Thaw :)
Imed Gh
Imed Gh@imed_gh · pharmacy student
@naterankin okay, good to know. I myself would like 2 types of interest : [ anime/movie/manga.. ] and [ productivity tips and apps ]
Nate Rankin
Nate RankinMaker@naterankin · Founder @thaw
@imed_gh Duly noted! Anime is already an interest - we had lots of requests for that, too - but I'll add the others to the requested list.
Mr mason
Mr mason@coschaos
Just got the app. Bio helper is a really cool feature. Would love to see this app grow!!! Good luck guys! @naterankin
Nate Rankin
Nate RankinMaker@naterankin · Founder @thaw
@coschaos Thank you! We've had a lot of people tell us that bios have been really helpful for learning more about potential friends and others say that it's tricky to write bios, so we tried to come up with a solution to address both. Glad you like it!