When she had Pierce at age 28, Lambert found the other moms in her neighborhood were part of a completely different demographic.“They were in their early 40s, married to hedge funders, living in penthouses.Of more than 2,000 mom's polled, 82 percent said they find it hard to make mom friends.And yet, when asked if they would use an app or other online matchmaking service to find friends, 57 percent said they would not compared to 43 percent who said they would.” Hillary Frank (mother of Sasha, four and a half) said to her friend, Natalie Chitwood (Freddy, five; Wynn, two), as they unloaded goody bags containing sweet-potato-and-pumpkin baby food. You need support.” She and Chitwood met four years ago, at mommy-and-me yoga. Tonight, she was hoping to help her fellow-moms find the same thing. Aretha Franklin’s “Baby I Love You” blasted, and new mothers from such places as East Harlem and Williamsburg wandered in and scribbled nametags.Frank, the host of the WNYC parenting podcast “The Longest Shortest Time,” was worried that the weather might keep women from leaving their plastic-toy-strewn homes for the Bell House, a club where she was holding her first live event, “Speed Dating for Mom Friends.” The twenty-five-dollar admission included a cocktail, snacks, and plenty of promising new adult playdates. “I’d like to meet someone from the senior set,” Allison B.
You hope she will ask for your number because you’d really like to hang out again. This time around, Darlington will use the app she and partner Beth Bryan created, Mom Co — which launched in the San Diego area in February — to find compatible mom friends.For many mothers, particularly stay at home moms who may not have as many opportunities to interact with other adults as often, that feeling of loneliness can really spiral when you realize you haven’t had an adult interaction with anyone other than your spouse for days and you’re still wearing the wrinkled pajamas and high bun to prove it.That’s why I love this idea of “Speed Dating” for moms to connect with other local women in an environment that’s light and fun.“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.The Mom Co app “helps women break the ice and saves you from that awkward feeling of when you meet a cool mom, but you are shy and don’t want to ask for a number.” A recent poll found an interesting dichotomy in the mom friend search.