Free app launched to help mums find friends
We know parenthood can be a lonely existence at times, but would you turn to an app that works like Tinder, the dating application, to meet other mums?
A free new app called Peanut has launched in London and New York to help mums make friends. All you need to do is upload your profile and you’re ready to go. Just swipe to register your interest in another mum!
As the BBC reports, it’s the brainchild of co-founder Michelle Kennedy who was deputy CEO of European dating app Badoo and was also on the board at Bumble, an app which pairs parents with recommended babysitters.
She said the app came about because she was disappointed by the digital services available to new mums wanting to chat with others when she became a parent herself, and is quoted as saying: "I had been working in tech for a long time, I felt I had this level of expectation about the type of product I could use.”
She also believed many of the mobile apps had poor user interfaces, and the traditional chat forums felt old-fashioned and alienating, adding: “There's this entire generation of women who met their partner on a dating app. The tech is there - why hasn't it been accessible to us to use?"
Users of the app choose three badges which best describe them, including 'single mum', 'sleep deprived' and 'spiritual gangsta'. The platform also uses machine learning to work out what else mothers have in common with each other and matching priorities. What do you think? Would you use an app like Peanut to find other mums? Let us know your thoughts over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.