Not for me
I spent two weeks on the app before I decided I'd rather meet people the old fashioned way, even if that feels closer-to-impossible at this point in my life.
It isn't that I didn't have a good amount of matches -- I did. But the majority of them fizzled after just a message or two.
I learned quickly that being a single mom certainly carries a good amount of stigma around it -- more than one person stopped responding to me altogether once I mentioned I have littles. Other people had unsavory past experiences with single moms (or their exes) and therefore weren't open to giving it another go.
Some things never change
I only ended up really talking to two people, and meeting one. After that, I realized that not a whole lot has changed in the dating scene -- there's just newer ways to go through the same old patterns.
So now I'm back to being off the dating app market, instead investing my time in hanging out with my kids, my pets, my friends, and myself. I'll just continue to quietly be open to the unexpected -- even if that ends up being on my own.
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