Dating is tough. Dating a second time around can be even tougher, which is why I partnered with Plenty of Fish to write about my experiences with using a dating app. Although I am being compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve never been particularly good when it comes to dating. I am a bit of a homebody and I don’t enjoy going to the bar or the club. Not to mention I have two kids. If left to my own devices I’d either have to rely on meeting someone at the grocery store or stay single. Thankfully for people like me there are dating apps such as Plenty of Fish.
I actually met my husband online over 10 years ago. I was in graduate school and had just come off of a bad breakup. I wanted to try something different so I decided to try online dating.
Of course, we all know the story. I ended up meeting my husband and three years later we got married and eventually had our two children. Sadly, my husband passed away last year.
After taking time to get my life back in order, I came to realize that I wanted someone to share experiences with again. I wanted that person to go on adventures with as well as share my thoughts and feels.
For me, dating when you have kids makes dating even more difficult. I don’t have time for endless first dates. This is why having meaningful conversations to help get to know someone ahead of time is so important. Then I can decide whether to actually meet them in person.
Starting, and keeping, a conversation can be difficult. After the initial pleasantries what do you talk about? How do you keep the person interested?
It’s for this reason that the people behind the Plenty of Fish dating app recently unveiled the revamped app featuring Spark. Spark is a new in-app feature that allows the user to more easily initiate conversation.
The Spark feature is really easy to use. Simply pick up and drag a conversation icon over any part of a potential date’s profile and you can instantly quote and comment on profile content.
As for me?
I did end up finding my person online for a second time and I am looking forward to what our future holds. No grocery store needed.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plenty of Fish.