Our mission is to help you make new and meaningful connections – friendships, partnerships, relationships and more – and to make you happier and healthier in the process!
What is social wellness?
Social wellness refers to improving health and happiness through human connection. According to study after study, “positive relationships are the strongest and most consistent predictor there is of a happy life.“ Social connections also influence both our biology and our well-being, improving our health and lengthening our life.
Research has shown that engaging in diverse types of social connections has a positive impact on health. Such activities include community service activities, organized religion, and participation in social groups.
Tribester helps you cultivate meaningful social connections by:
We know that for cultural, religious, or other reasons, many members of the Jewish faith prefer to make connections within their faith.
However, our interest is in helping all people make new and meaningful connections, not only in helping make Jewish connections.
For that reason we invite you to join us on other sites dedicated to social wellness. And, also for that reason, any programs Tribester operates, though geared to Jewish professionals, will always be open and welcoming to all.
It’s all about the people
According to the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the world’s longest study on happiness, relationships with family, friends and community “are what keep people happy throughout their lives.”
A study examining 148 other studies found “the influence of social relationships on the risk of death are comparable with well-established risk factors for mortality such as smoking and alcohol consumption and exceed the influence of other risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity.”
Yet, we spend barely more than 30 minutes a day on any socializing and communicating between two adults (versus three hours for television) and only 4 minutes a day (24 total hours a year), “hosting and attending social events.” Social isolation may represent one of our greatest public health threats.
Bill Gates thinks addressing this issue and helping people make new connections is the most pressing problem technology might solve in the next 10 years. Through Tribester and our other sites, we’re dedicated to helping.
Our name is intended to be a playful spin on “Member of the Tribe”, itself a “slightly tongue-in-cheek reference to Jews, usually by Jews” per Urban Dictionary.
To the extent the Tribester name evokes a sense of community or belonging, welcome aboard! We decidedly do not intend the name as a nod to “tribalism” of which we are an estimated trillion percent opposed.