That’s when she realized the importance of finding understanding friends. You go out and hang with these new mom friends but they aren’t a good fit because they don’t know what to do when your child is screaming and throwing up all over the place.

Everyone is feeding their kids peanut butter and jelly,” she said.

But I was looking for casual play dates and advice,” she said.

“They were in their early 40s, married to hedge funders, living in penthouses.

I was in a small two-bedroom apartment and working nights,” she said.

— and speed dating events are aimed at connecting moms, perhaps replacing old-school methods such as stalking other moms at the park, signing up for Mommy and Me classes and hoping for “playdate chemistry.” Jillian Darlington's son was two when her marriage fell apart, and she credits her network of moms with being her main support system.

“I downloaded Tinder and saw the geo location factor and I thought, ‘Moms need this more than dating people do.’ We’ve always known making friends as an adult is harder,” she said.

The Mom Co app “helps women break the ice and saves you from that awkward feeling of when you meet a cool mom, but you are shy and don’t want to ask for a number.” A recent poll found an interesting dichotomy in the mom friend search.

Of more than 2,000 mom's polled, 82 percent said they find it hard to make mom friends. Darlington said her own experience using dating apps such as Tinder inspired her to create Mom Co. Welcome to a new type of dating scenario, where everyone is looking for The One with total package potential: Kids the same age! Mom Co combines geolocating technology with profile matching so that moms can interact via messaging, arrange playdates, and find out about local community events and kid-related services.Dana Macario moved two years ago from a suburb of Seattle to Maui, Hawaii, and though she’s met a lot of people — from neighborhood acquaintances to car pool moms — finding a core group of mom friends has been a slow process.She met a few people through her husband, who grew up in the area, but is always on the hunt for more like-minded moms.The event was a roaring success, says Frank, with moms not wanting to be pulled away by facilitators when the four minutes were up.