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Making new mom friends is awkward. It's also kind of annoying. But, it is necessary. If we didn't find mom friends, we'd all go even crazier than we already are.

So how do you find them? These mom friends?

Well, you could strike up a conversation at the park and...ask for their number? You could find a local moms group and hop right in. Or you could go to an awesome Speed Dating for Mom Friends event that Hillary Frank and The Longest Shortest Time host around the country. By embracing the awkwardness and dating-like atmosphere of finding new friends as an adult, these events make meeting other moms fun!

How it works

What is Speed Dating for Mom Friends?

Speed Dating for Mom Friends is just what it sounds like. An event for mamas of all stripes to get matched up with their next new BFF. Leave your judging at home.

Who is the creator of Speed Dating for Mom Friends?

Hillary Frank, host of The Longest Shortest Time, started Speed Dating for Mom Friends because she herself had a tough time finding mom friends she really connected with. Mamas don't have much time to socialize but they desperately need support, so Hillary wanted to create an event that would eliminate some of the guesswork from friend-making.

How can I attend a Speed Dating for Mom Friends event?

We like how you think. And we've got events in the works for you. All over the place. So get yourself on our mailing list and be among the first to get the scoop when we spread our Speed Dating wings.

I want to host an event in my city! Can I?

Absolutely! And if we do say so ourselves, we are a pretty fun crew. Sign up to find out more.

Read more about their recent speed dating event in San Francisco, or their first event in Brooklyn.