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.
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!
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.
If apps like Plenty of Fish didn’t exist, I probably would have never met my husband. I wouldn’t have our beautiful addition, Maximus. 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.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Plenty of Fish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.