A speed dating service for military spouses, but instead of looking for a hot date, the service helps us find friends in a new community. I spot someone who has the same age children I have at the park.
No, I actually HAVE to make an effort before I leave the house, because you never know if I might run into a potential friend at Target or the park. To the park I go, hoping to find a neighbor or another mom to connect with.
“Having no friends” is the sort of thing you want to add a dozen disclaimers to, because it sounds so sad.
Sadder than the loneliness — which is not that bad, really — is the sadness of saying it!
If both parties swipe yes, the app will introduce them.
Nothing but boxes and paper and unfinished rooms surround me, my children are bored out of their minds and need more than their mom and Wii to play with. A few weeks ago, I left the best group of friends and the “Dream Team” of military spouses. I’m fantasizing of this imaginary online friendship matching service and if it were real, I would join in a hot second. New friends are not going to find me while I’m under a ton of cardboard boxes, engulfed in dull brown paper and tripping on random items lying around the house. Darlington said her own experience using dating apps such as Tinder inspired her to create Mom Co. Welcome to a new type of dating scenario, where everyone is looking for The One with total package potential: Kids the same age! Mom Co combines geolocating technology with profile matching so that moms can interact via messaging, arrange playdates, and find out about local community events and kid-related services. — and speed dating events are aimed at connecting moms, perhaps replacing old-school methods such as stalking other moms at the park, signing up for Mommy and Me classes and hoping for “playdate chemistry.” Jillian Darlington's son was two when her marriage fell apart, and she credits her network of moms with being her main support system.“I downloaded Tinder and saw the geo location factor and I thought, ‘Moms need this more than dating people do.’ We’ve always known making friends as an adult is harder,” she said.