A note on safety
If you want to meet a cuddle friend using any website or app — first, please read "How to Be Safe While Meeting People Online".
If I want to find a new cuddle friend ("cuddle buddy"), there are various websites that can help me. For example:
- I can use the Cuddle Comfort website. (I've already successfully found one cuddle friend through this website in the past.)
- Or I can search my local Craigslist "strictly platonic" personals for something like
cuddl* | touch* | massag*.
- Some asexuals don't like touch, but some do. If I want to cuddle with one of the latter, I can sign up for Acebook.
But which apps can help me?
The iPhone/iPad app CuddleBids looks like it could let me find a cuddle friend; but I don't own an iOS device. The founder of CuddleBids claims that an Android port will be available this year; however, it's not yet available.
Traditionally, another option has been the Cuddlr app (Android / iOS). From their website, it sounds like they've written a location-based social-discovery app for cuddling — in other words, an app that lets you view the profiles of people near you and that lets you send them "cuddle requests".
But Cuddlr is no longer available. They ran into various problems and ended up shutting down their servers.
What apps are presently available which can are specifically designed to help me find a cuddle friend, on a platform which I have access to?
My requirements, in order of importance
Most importantly, I'm looking for a smartphone app which can help me find a cuddle friend.
It must not be exclusive to iOS. It's best if it works on Android or Windows 10. (If it requires another platform such as BlackBerry OS, please do let me know; but it'd be best if you'd post your find as a comment, not an answer. Maybe I can install an emulator on my PC.)
It's best if it's gratis. (Ad-supported is fine.)
It'd be nice if I could filter the search results so that individuals closer to me would be listed first. Because I don't live in the US, this means that the app must either:
Allow me to specify my approximate location by tapping a point on a map.
Or capture my coarse location, using cellphone tower triangulation.
Or understand the postal code systems in the English-speaking countries outside the US.