In a perfect world, you’d breeze over to the cool mom on the playground and ask for her digits. But in reality, it’s awkward. And, frankly, has the potential to get a little weird. (What if your kid starts randomly slapping her kid?)
That’s why we’re kind of obsessed with Peanut, a just-launched—and totally sleek—app that allows you to swipe up to make new mom pals. (At this point, no dads allowed.)
Here’s how it works: Simply log in via Facebook and answer a few simple questions about the ages of your kids and your interests (like the fact that you love wine or speak fluent French). The app will then use an algorithm to pair you with nearby moms you actually have stuff in common with.
When you’re ready to make a move, swipe up to send your potential mom friend a wave. If she waves back, it’s a match and a chat window will appear. The app even syncs with your iPhone calendar so setting up an in-person play date (minus a ton of back and forth) is a breeze.
Bye-bye, playground awkwardness. Hello, mommy group 2.0.