Peanut - The Friend Matching App for Mothers
There's more though - Peanut actually allows users to display the ages of their children, so you can match up with people in terms of playdatability, rather than datability. All the personality descriptions are buttons, rather than you having to enter details manually, which makes the whole process nice and smooth.
Of course, you never know who you're going to end up being friends with, and while mutual interests are important, they aren't essential. Apps like these are nice, but certainly not something that should be depended on for socialising. As a mother though, something like this is probably a lot more inviting than the mum-centric forums and Facebook groups out there.
The app is designed from the get-go to turn a remote connection into a real one, as you're encouraged to start chatting straight from the match screen, and it uses location tagging to make sure you're matched up with mums who are nearby. In this sense, its benefits are two-fold: you could use it to talk to, or get advice from other mothers, or you could just use it to find friends who adhere to similar social scheduling.
In some ways, looking for friends who are also looking for friends makes more sense that looking for love - you don't have to dance around the issue, there's nothing cryptic about wanting to be friends with someone, you don't have to prove anything. Slowly but surely, friendship matching apps are becoming commonplace, and before long we could start seeing them being used to the same extent as dating apps.
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Peanut - The Friend Matching App for Mothers Reviewed by Callum Davies on Monday, February 13, 2017 Rating: