Just FYI: This is not sponsored post.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a major supporter of meeting a significant other via online dating.
As some of my ‘single’ best friends can attest, I can be kind of a pusher when it comes to this topic. (I mean, I don’t know any other way that a busy 20-something with a career and a bustling social life meets a significant other these days.)
Although I’m coming from a place of love, more often than not I’m met with a “Would you just shut up? You have no idea what online dating is like.” This is usually followed by a screenshot of a message from a creepy dude who refers to himself as Poseidon of the Sea or a guy listing ‘enjoys giving oral sex’ as a quality he looks for in a potential mate.*
(*Both are real examples.)
So when I heard about Hello Mamas, a website for moms to meet other moms, I figured I had to try it out, right? I mean, to at least take one for the team.
I learned that writing a short bio about yourself is the painful equivalent of going around the room during a cheesy group training day at work and having to say something interesting about yourself.
That’s my real profile.
I considered being more reserved, but I chose to be myself because ain’t nobody got time to go through the trouble of planning to meet a stranger, only for her to be alarmed that I’m a not Pinterest mom who has her shit together and that I’m someone who normally feels driven to drink by 5pm on days that end in Y.
I also answered a ton of Likert scale questions which I thought were pretty helpful for me to showcase my personality.
Like, I don’t necessarily want to hang out with a smoker, but it’s not a deal-breaker. I consider myself to be extremely tolerant of family structures that don’t look like mine, and I’m less interested in weekend meet ups.
I put time and effort into my profile answers, and I was feeling pretty good about things. I was basically giving myself the “you is smart, you is kind, you is important” pep talk.
I was super pumped to find out who my matches were! Because let’s be honest – I love staying home with Jack, but it’s lonely and slightly mind-numbing.
Out of the 103 moms in my area, here’s what I found:
At least it’s not Poseidon of the Sea asking for oral sex. Right?