Finding Love In an App

finding love in an appPIN IT!This is a sponsored post on behalf of Plenty of Fish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A Little known secret to many people, my husband and I met on a dating app. Yep, bet you didn’t see that coming. Finding love in an app is not something I set out to do and definitely not something you’d expect but here I am 4 years later.

Let’s take it back to 2013. I had been divorced for close to a year and was wanting to find companionship. I didn’t have to have a commitment but having someone to hang out with and love on was something I needed. One of my best friend’s suggested I try out a dating app. I was seriously skeptical but eventually, she convinced me.

Finding Love In an App

I browsed around and decided to get my feet wet. I went on a few dates, made a few friends, and honestly started changing my negative views on “online dating” so to speak. Once I let go and gave into truly finding someone, I stumbled upon David.

finding love in an appPIN IT!David and I chatted on the app off and on for about 2 weeks. We asked each other lots of questions and eventually, he said in some shape or form, can I ask you out already? I don’t remember the exact way he asked but I was smitten by the question and said yes.

We went to a local Hibachi Steakhouse for dinner as our first date. We had such good conversation that we closed the restaurant down and didn’t even realize it. We said our goodbyes and headed our own ways. I remember getting in my car and telling Jenny and Becca(besties) about the date. Even though I never had any issues, I always told them where I was going and who I was meeting just to be safe. I said our conversation was great but he was too sweet for me. I like challenging partners, it’s the Leo in me.

More dates passed and a few months later, I offered for David to move in with me. A couple more months passed and we got a dog together. A few more, I had a tumor removal surgery and then we were pregnant. The rest is history!

finding love in an appPIN IT!Losing the Stigma

Coming up on our third marriage anniversary, I decided it was time to break the taboo with one of the most popular dating apps out there, Plenty of Fish. With more than 150 million registered users, Plenty of Fish has an online website as well as a redesigned mobile app to help you find whatever you’re looking for. To get started, they have you take a chemistry test that helps determine matching personalities and meet your emotional needs. They will even let you know about your relationship needs from screwing up past relationships to bad habits to break.

Once you have a line up of matches, you can browse everyone’s profiles and see tickles your fancy. Not sure what to talk about? Try POF’s spark feature that allows you to chat about anything on a person’s profile. All you have to do is hover over any part of their profile and release. Spark will set up a message with the selected item for you to quickly chat about.

When tested in beta, members using spark were 22% more likely to receive a response and had a 15% high probability of leading to a conversation. Here is a quick video to explain it better.

holmes familyIf apps like Plenty of Fish didn’t exist, I probably would have never met my husband. I wouldn’t have our beautiful addition, MaximusPIN IT!. We wouldn’t be our perfect (for us) little family. Online dating shouldn’t be taboo as its essentially the new age way of dating. No need to go on endless dates searching for the one when they could be a few taps away from your happily ever after.

If you’re finally ready to ditch the stigma of online dating and try out Plenty of Fish for yourself, you can grab it free for iPhones here and Androids here. Happy fishing!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Plenty of Fish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Technology is truly a wonderful thing. Now we can find a date online without all the awkwardness of the bar scene.

  • Bill Sweeney

    I wish online dating had been a thing when I was single. I lucked out and found the love of my life, but it took a lot of horrible experiences. Ugh.

  • Amber Myers

    I’ve heard lots of people have found love on an app. I think it’s sweet. I think I’d be too nervous to do that, simply because you just never know these days.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    My dad is 75 and he met a wonderful lady on an online dating site! I was a little shocked that he even went looking, but apparently there are all ages looking. We just love the woman he met online, and married. She is his age, and as sweet as a peach!

  • Claudia Krusch

    I have a lot of friends that have tried online dating and dating apps. Most have had success in finding a partner. It is a totally different dating world then when I was dating.

  • Stephanie Pass

    Many, many years ago back when plenty of fish first came out online, I tried it. But I ended up meeting my husband on Craigslist of all places. I hate admitting that, lol.

  • Joely Smith

    How awesome! Yeah, there are a lot of creepers out there but there are a lot of awesome people too! Finding love in an app is no different than meeting at a bar which seems to be normalized these days. Meeting someone anywhere you can end up with a creeper for that matter! Even if you meet at work a person can be night and day different on a more personal level. I am all for you and those who meet in dating apps! Truth be told, I met my husband in an online game!

  • Dogvills

    This is one of the beautiful things technology can do for us. I am so happy for the both of you. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  • Kiwi

    I can attest that I did find love on POF before, My last ex-boyfriend we met on POF and dated on and off for a while. I did love him and it did surprise me that I could find a real mate and lover from an app. I am happy I met him I dont think we would of met any other way.

  • Melissa Dixon

    I met my husband right before all of these online dating things happened so I can’t say that it is for me but it seems like these days that is how most people meet. My sister met her husband on an online game of some sort and they have been married for like 10 years so it’s pretty cool!

  • sara

    What a lovely love story! Technology is so amazing that you can find love in an app.

  • Rose Cottrill

    Awe what a great story and you have a beautiful family. Anything is possible these days.

  • Marysa

    I think finding someone online would be a great idea. You know what you want and it gives you the chance to look through lots of different possible matches. How wonderful you found the perfect person for you 🙂

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

    This was such a sweet story. I’ve heard a lot of friends and even family that find dating apps so helpful. It’s about time that we just accepted the fact that finding people online is not bad at all. Sometimes we just bump into the ones that’s not for us. I really appreciate you sharing your lovely story with us.

  • AnnMarie John

    The world is definitely changing and we have to accept the fact that dating apps work just as good as meeting someone in person. I think your love story is beautiful!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Plenty of Fish sounds like a wonderful app for people looking for a partner. Its so important to find the right match so people are not wasting time.

  • Victoria Heckstall

    I’ve heard a lot of people found their true love from an app and it’s truly inspiring that they had found their luck in a app.

  • Natalie

    What a wonderful story! So glad youNat have found your soul mate.. I definitely think it is possible through online dating.

  • The Cubicle Chick

    Now, this is adorable. I love that you found love and you’re officially a dot com couple. LOL! Congrats.

  • Adaleta

    What a cool story!! All of these photos are gorgeous!!

  • rika

    Sounds like an awesome app.. There is nothing wrong about online dating, just be careful. Bad things could happen anywhere, online or offline 🙂 Thanks for sharing your love story!

  • Marielle Altenor

    I love this! I actually met my hubby online. Back when Yahoo Chat was the place to meet lol But that was in 2005. A lot has changed since but I’m glad there are still apps out there that allow couples to meet and fall in love.

  • Kimberly C.

    Congrats to you and your love on your 3rd anniversary! I know many people with a dating app story like yours. Honestly I have no idea how single adults manage these days. I know for sure I would be on an app. I know it can be scary but there are things people can do to be safer! Clearly it works for a lot of people!