At her first event a few months ago, Hieatt met another local mom, Brandy Griffin.
The two have since joined forces to hold fun, local events for moms who are looking for connection.
Being a new mom can be lonely and isolating, especially when you don’t have other like-minded moms to share your frustrations with.
But here’s a solution that some moms are trying, a blast from their relationship past: They’re dating.
More specifically, they are speed-dating, mommy style, in an attempt to find a new MFF (Mom Friend Forever).
Mom speed dating events are popping up all over the country—from the busy streets of New York City to the small towns of Texas.
“In a speed-dating setting, you’re sharing the best parts of yourself in just a few minutes, but I think that’s an efficient way to gather enough information to know whether or not you’d want to talk to someone for a second time,” Harrison said.
“As moms, our plates are so full that we need two plates.
Finding a way to meet like-minded people and decide if we want to invest time going deeper with them…I love the idea so much,” she said.
Robin Hieatt, a mom-of-two from Manor, Texas, says she started Moms Matched a few months ago after growing tired of awkward attempts at connecting with other moms at play dates and parks.
“I thought dating was over once you find your life partner, but that’s not the case.