In my late 40s, I never thought I would turn to a "hook-up" app for romance. After my marriage of 12 years ended, I spent most of the past decade building a successful career that allowed me the time and flexibility I needed to raise my son and assembling a close-knit circle of friends.Although my ex-husband and I co-parent our now 12-year old son, my son spends 75% of his time at my home.On the flip side, many of the men are there for hook-ups.
Many men act in ways I imagine they would if they were sitting across from me over dinner.
Especially for women who are middle-aged and older, it feels nice to be 'seen' at a time when society tells you that you are becoming "invisible" unless you look like Jennifer Lopez or Cindy Crawford.
I've also learned there men actually interested in dating.
However, I am also someone who enjoys dating and believes it's possible to date I've learned a lot about using a dating app.
There is an ego boost to swiping right on someone you find attractive, and learning that they find you attractive as well.