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Denverite Debuts “Denverite Classifieds” to Help Foster New Friendships in the City

Denver, July 8, 2024 - Denverite announced a new project to help people get together in person and fight loneliness and isolation. “Denverite Classifieds,” which launched today, takes an old newspaper concept, the classified ad, and updates it for the digital age, creating a free, safe place to make new connections and friendships. 

“When I first moved to Denver I knew no one, and quickly learned how hard it is to make friends in a new city,” said Denverite reporter Rebecca Tauber. “There’s a range of meet-up groups and apps aimed at dating, but what’s missing is a way to meet new friends and foster deeper connections. We want to be Denver’s friendship matchmakers.”

People who are interested in meeting other like-minded people can submit their Classified to Denverite free of charge. Denverite’s editors will review the submissions and post a few to their website and social media each week, while omitting any contact information. Those who see the posts and are interested in connecting will fill out a form to express interest. The original writer of the Classified will see the responses to that form and take it from there. 

The goal of Denverite Classifieds is to increase human connection at a time when many are feeling an “epidemic of loneliness.” It is not a place to solicit paid work, advertise products or find a roommate, but rather a place to make new friends. All classifieds will be vetted by Denverite and must follow a set of community guidelines. 

“Denverite reporters aim to cover the city with a curious and energetic spirit that we know many of our readers share — but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to needing a friend,” said Alex Scoville, audience editor for Denverite. “We think our community is the perfect place to help people connect safely and creatively.” 

Denverite Classifieds is open for submissions now. Once a handful are received, Denverite will begin posting them at Denverite.com, on Instagram and in our newsletter on Mondays. 

Media inquiries: Clara Shelton, [email protected]


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