We’re in the thick of cuffing season (you know, when the weather turns cold and suddenly you’re pining for someone to cuddle up to) and the only snuggle buddy you have is still your merino wool blanket.
But if you’re in the market for something more—like, say, someone who could convince you to abandon your hygge haven for a boxing class—what’s the best way to find it?
Grab your phone (obviously—it’s almost 2018) and download MeetMindful, the app that’s seriously changing the dating game with its innovative new approach to healthy relationships.
Now you’re thinking, ‘Come on, all dating apps claim to be the best at connecting you with people you’ll actually like IRL. What is it about adding mindfulness to the mix that makes this one the real deal?’
“Just like dating IRL, the basic flow of browsing on the app helps to slow people down.”
“Quite simply, because it works,” founder Amy Baglan says. “In the same way things like whole food diets and yoga were once fringe trends, we’ve experienced a tipping point where enough people have accepted these things as an integral part of their lives. Mindfulness is no different.”
MeetMindful has the stats to back up its method, with 75 percent of users who change their Facebook status to “taken” after using the app reporting that they’re more satisfied with their new relationship than with previous ones, according to Baglan.
The high success rate (and rave reviews from users) stem from a thoughtful online dating experience in which very detailed profiles identify interests like fitness, spirituality, dietary preferences, and more. (So if you’re looking for a fellow vegan who’d be down to join your Sunday morning yoga sesh, you totally can).
The pool of people share your interests
Unlike other dating apps, in which pretty much the only thing everyone has in common is a vague interest in romantic connection, everyone on MeetMindful joined because they are genuinely interested in living their happiest, healthiest life—and finding someone to share it with.
In other words, you might be more likely to connect with someone who treats you the way you deserve to be treated. “We consistently hear that MeetMindful has higher quality members who act with a level of integrity and authenticity seldom found on other dating apps,” Baglan notes.
Mindless swiping is eliminated
Collecting crystals is fun. Collecting matches with actual humans? Not so much. “We didn’t want to force our members to make ‘swipe judgments,’” Baglan says. “Just like dating IRL, the basic flow of browsing on the app definitely helps to slow people down and explore whomever strikes their fancy in the moment.”
The interface invites you to browse and “like” people who seem interesting, without having to eliminate anyone who didn’t stand out that day. And you don’t have to wait for someone to like you back to send them a message. If you want to tell someone you think they seem cool, you totally can (because you’re a woman in control of her own dating life, duh).
Your profile actually describes you
Familiar with the stress of trying to pick the one quippy quote for your profile that perfectly portrays both your sass and kindheartedness? (Same.)
MeetMindful gets around that with a questionnaire to fill out your passions, what’s currently going on in your life (the good, bad, and most interesting), and how you incorporate mindfulness into your day-to-day, so you end up with a fuller picture of the person—and not just a random movie quote. Start hitting like.