Once I was a new mom in a new metropolis, I used to be determined for mates. I had no concept what I used to be doing and a few grownup dialog throughout the day would have been like a trip within the Bahamas. I wanted a #momsquad.
I discovered myself wishing there was a instrument or a web site or a pace courting occasion simply for moms wanting for mom mates. As a result of, let’s get critical, generally discovering mom mates feels quite a bit like courting.
Effectively, it seems, I wasn’t alone.
Besides when Jennifer Whyte had this want, she truly did one thing about it.
Jennifer stated she tried all of it. She went to each mommy-and-me membership, group, meet-up, and occasion doable in hopes of discovering like-minded moms. Nevertheless it simply wasn’t taking place for her. The relationships felt pressured and there was by no means that genuine connection she was wanting for.
“I bear in mind sitting on the sofa in our front room feeling exhausted and resentful that I’d should wake her up in 15 minutes (earlier than her nap was over) so I might get us prepared for yet one more awkward mommy group expertise in the hunt for our tribe.”
That’s when the thought hit her. “How cool wouldn’t it be if I might simply log into an app from the consolation of my own residence in my PJs whereas Mila was napping and see the mommies who reside close to us and study them and whether or not or not we had something in frequent—apart from being moms!”
Behold, I offer you: a Tinder-style app made for discovering mom mates.
It’s known as MomieGo and identical to Tinder, you may swipe right if a mom appears like she is friend-material.
For all of you moms who had been off the market earlier than Tinder was invented, let me offer you a crash course in the way it works.
You fill out a profile with a couple of key traits about your self and stats about your youngsters. Then you may search a radius in your metropolis.
You’ll be able to view profiles of different moms within the space and swipe left should you don’t have something in frequent and right should you really feel there may very well be some critical mommy chemistry.
Wish to arrange a play date? If she swipes right on you, you’ve a window of time to make contact earlier than the match expires.
The draw back? It’s nonetheless a reasonably new app, so there aren’t a ton of customers but. 10,000 moms have logged on and created profiles. The Los Angeles market is their prime viewers right now, nevertheless it’s launching in new cities on a regular basis.
I can’t assure you’ll sit round with all your non-mom mates and peruse MomieGo for leisure, nevertheless it’s positively a good way to assist moms discover mates.
So having nothing to lose, and all the time wanting for methods to attach with different moms, I believed I might give it a shot. There have been solely a few dozen moms utilizing the app in my 15-mile radius. The primary time I logged on I swiped left on all of the moms. I simply wasn’t feeling any of them.
The second time I logged on, I swiped right on one mom who was new to the realm. We matched! A new buddy! YAY!
I messaged her.
For different moms, it’s been a bit extra profitable. Marie from Sacramento says the app launched her to her greatest buddy and adjusted her life. “Kayla and I discuss each single day, our women are greatest mates, and our husbands even like one another. I don’t know easy methods to thanks for creating this app … You really answered my prayers! Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart!!!”
As for me? I hold logging on. Swiping left, principally. A little out of curiosity. A little out of boredom. And just a little bit hopeful.
And don’t fear, dads, MomieGo is for you too! And for all of you Android customers, the app can be coming to you quickly. iPhone customers, discover it in your app retailer.