Safer Connections, Better Connections

Safer Connections, Better Connections



I stumbled across this app called Two Degrees a few days after my roommate’s tragic bumble date. By definition, Two Degrees is an app that connects you with real people in real life who are nearby based on mutual friends. Sounds simple enough, right? When two people discover that they are only separated by two degrees, new relationships can be made and a smoother transition can take place. I’d have to fully agree. If my roommate finds out she has friends in common with the cute guy in our local bar, she’s more inclined to feel a sense of security when talking to him and getting to know him. You probably have friends in common with people standing next to you all the time and don’t even know it. Two Degrees was made for situations like this. 

I want my roommate to have more success with meeting new people in general. After researching, I suggested that she download this app and start forming friendships with people based on her mutual connections. Why put the pressure of having to date someone you just met for the first time? Two Degrees isn’t a dating app, but it’s an app that allows you to meet new people and expand your network in a safer way. Whether you use it for friendship, dating, business or to merely pass the time at a specific location, you’ll be surprised at how many people around you know people that you do. 

Lets rewind a few days to learn more about why I started researching safer and more effective social networking apps for my roommate. 


A few days ago my roommate went on a date with a guy from bumble. Not only did the guy lie about his job, height and age, he also didn’t look anything like his profile photo. Nonetheless, she was bummed. Cue in the song “another one bites the dust” and it sings the story of her life. This is a pretty regular occurrence for bumble and tinder users. Online dating is tough, there’s no doubt about it. However, online dating through an app— that’s even tougher.

I couldn't help but think about how much smoother the transition of forming relationships through technology could be. Imagine how different things would be if there was an icebreaker involved when you met someone over the internet. Whether you are looking for new friends, new love interests or new business connections, we can all agree that icebreakers ease the awkwardness of meeting complete strangers. 

As my roommate sat there all dopey eyed and upset, I realized there was a safer way to meet new people through technology. Personally, I’m not the kind of person to meet anyone over the internet, unless some of my friends know the person well. *BOOM* — The lightbulb just went off in my head. What if my roommate could meet new friends and potential love interests with the security of knowing one of her friends is already close with that person? What if her childhood best friend went to college with that person? What if her neighbor played soccer with that person? What if there was a mutual connection bonding those two people together? 

What if you say…

My roommate’s tragic bumble date ultimately led me to stumbling across Two Degrees. 

Two Degrees is currently the safest and most effective way to meet people online. 

It’s time to make your world a little smaller and expand your network two degrees at a time.

I know I’m downloading Two Degrees tonight. Are you? See you there.

Two Degrees of Separation

Two Degrees of Separation

Imagine sitting at your local coffee shop swiping through your Snapchat stories on a Monday morning. Now picture the guy across the table randomly walking up to you and introducing himself. Sounds strange right? Not so much.  

Meet John. John is the guy across the table. John saw you on his Two Degrees app. You went to college with John’s childhood best friend. You and John are now mutually connected.

What? How? Why?

Welcome to Two Degrees where worlds collide for a greater purpose. 

The Two Degrees algorithm unlocks connections and expands your network — two degrees at a time. Wouldn’t it be nice to know your friends in common with someone before you met them?  Sharing a friend in common creates the potential for a new friendship, connection or relationship to be made.

We can all agree that it is always exciting when you find out you have a friend in common with someone. Truthfully, you probably have friends in common with the person standing next to you and don't even know it. For example, you probably had no idea that you shared a mutual friend with the guy next to you at your local coffee shop. When you discover that you are separated by only "two degrees," new relationships can easily be made. 

The result? John and the guy from the coffee shop are now good friends. They regularly keep in touch and had an entertaining time explaining the run-in to their mutual friend, Kyle. Breaking the ice is a lot easier when you immediately have something — or in this case, someone to discuss. That someone? Well, that’s completely dependent on your personal network. In this case, Mark went to college with John’s childhood best friend, Kyle. These situations are more common than you think. 

In any given situation and at any given place, you likely share a mutual connection with someone around you. It’s now up to you to utilize these connections. 

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