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But as the years have gone on — Darlington’s son is now 7— many of those friends have moved away. I feel like I am starting over,” Darlington, 34, told TODAY Parents.
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.
I like to go ahead and act a little weird on first base, just to give them a taste for where they’re headed if they stick with me. ” Second base is a park play date outside of scheduled activities.
I’m terrible at small talk, so if I survive this phase with another mom, then I know she’s either desperate for a friend or really into me. At this point, you’re hanging out because you want to and you set it up ahead of time.