Let's face it, it gets more difficult to meet potential relationship partners as you get older. That's why these dating apps founded by women are a great option if you're considering dipping your toe in the online dating world. In the past I always ended up dating people I met at work or school. Now I work from home, and clearly I'm not going to meet anyone new in my living room. Also, aside from the occasional writing workshop, I'm no longer in school. Where is a girl to meet someone?
According to the Pew Research Center the answer, overwhelmingly, is online. One in 10 people look for love on the internet, and with so many options out there is can be hard to find a dating site that meets your needs. The online dating world can often feel like one big singles bar where people you're not interested in won't stop buying you drinks no many how many times you change barstools. This is why female entrepreneurs are creating dating apps for women by women.
"I always felt that for me as a woman, I always had to wait around,” Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe said in the New York Times. “In all other arenas, I was ambitious and a go-getter, but when it came to dating, I wasn’t supposed to go after what I wanted. And so I essentially said, O.K., here’s what we’re going to do: Women make the first move. And they’re going to do so in 24 hours or the match disappears, so she feels encouraged to do it."
If you're in an online-dating drought, and you're ready to take control of your dating narrative like Wolfe, check out these dating apps designed with you in mind.