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Let’s Talk About Dating Apps And Whether Or Not They’re Impacting Monogamous Dating

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If you ask your friends how they met their boyfriend or girlfriend, chances are at least one person in your group is going to say they swiped their way to a relationship. Some people have been lucky in finding their true match on apps like Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, Grindr and the other hundreds of dating apps out there. They literally found love while waiting for their latest coffee orders. Meanwhile, others are finding frustration in the seemingly endless options of personality profiles and people that are staring back at you on your phone. But, what effect are dating apps having on our dating patterns?

Miami-based matchmaker Claudia Duran told Business Insider the instantaneous matches create an ego boost that overshadows the quest for love.

“It really becomes an ego-feeding thing, rather than going out there, sitting with someone, and really just starting to get honest and vulnerable,” Duran told Business Insider.

People on dating apps are aware that their date might be talking and swiping on other options as well, making it a labyrinth of potential ‘competition’ and time until the potential exclusive talk is had.

While dating apps might be making it harder to find another person who is willing to get into a long-term, committed relationship, the apps are allowing Latinos to become more confident in their dating lives.

Chris, 29, says dating apps allow him to meet guys who wouldn’t otherwise have time to meet in his everyday life.

“I use [dating apps]. I use them to meet guys in hopes it leads to dates since I don’t make time to be social,” Chris said. “[I’d] rather stay in after a long, hard week. Of course, I also use them when I have the urge and need to get it on.”

Some Latinas feel dating apps are giving them an extra confidence boost to be their most authentic self during a conversation and eventual dates.

Byanca, 29, says the apps help her make connections in a confident way.

“For me I use dating apps as an easier way to connect,” Byanca explains. “I’m not really meeting guys in person because we all know I can be shy and have a resting b*tch face. Using the app kind of makes me a little more brave.”

Dating apps might make it harder to find a serious relationship in just a few swipes, but at least they can make you a more social and confident dater as you chat, wine and dine on your way to find ‘the one.’


READ: My Abuelita Gave Me Her Opinion About These Dating Profiles

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This Mom Got Asked Out While Working And She Just Couldn’t Help Herself

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This Mom Got Asked Out While Working And She Just Couldn’t Help Herself

One thing that is definitely true about Latina moms is they are pros at multitasking. They can be cooking and watching the kids at the same time or cleaning and simultaneously be scolding you too. Where does this come from, and how can we attain this skill? If you’d like further proof of this magic that Latina moms possess, look no further than this brilliant woman who can hustle and score a date in less than two minutes flat.

Meet Laura Cisneros, a stylish mom who hustles as a Mary Kay rep.

Credit: Instagram/@cisneros7546

Cisneros takes her job very seriously, which is why she’s an excellent Mary Kay rep. “I truly believe that serving customers is one of the great factors that sets us apart from every other company,” Cisneros states on her company’s website. She’s so serious about selling Mary Kay products that it seems she’s willing to reach out to her customers at the drop of a dime, even if she’s in her car.

Cisneros was recently conducting a live Mary Kay seminar in her car, and while she was speaking to her followers, a man approached her, and straight-up asked her on a date.

Credit: Twitter/@ChabelyyBD

“Sorry to interrupt,” the stranger says in the video. “My name is Leon.” Cisneros is clearly taken aback by this person who just approached her car while doing a live chat. He goes on to say, “I just thought you were way, bonita.” So, apparently, he knows some Spanish. He asks her where she’s from (she says Mexico) and what she’s doing (working!! what else!!??). He then just goes in for the kill (not like that).

The stranger says, “sorry to be so forward, but, can I have your number?” She says yes, and it takes her a hot minute to locate her business card.

Credit: Twitter/@ChabelyyBD

The two make some small talk including exchanging information about where she lives and whether it would be okay if he called her to go on a date, maybe grab a drink. She, again says, yes, to call me. Perhaps he didn’t hear her the first time? So she gives him her card, and he leaves, and what does she do? Go back to her live seminar. Classic!

“Sorry, Chicas,” Cisneros says about the minor interruption of her live seminar.

Credit: Twitter/@ChabelyyBD

Yeah, they didn’t seem to mind.

Her daughter shared this hilarious encounter on Twitter, and it has been shared more than 30,000 times.

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Her daughter said now that her mom’s video has gone viral they’re planning to make shirts out of her mom’s signature closing statement, “sorry, chicas.”

Cisneros is so popular now that she launched her own Twitter account!

Her daughter tweeted, “My mom really enjoyed everyone’s support, so she activated her twitter, the one and only go follow her @analauracisner4,” and added, “@MaryKay, please make my mom an ambassador or shareholder because business is booming honey.”

A few months ago, her daughter posted this sweet tribute to her mom on her birthday.

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“Where to begin…as I grew older, I learned about your struggles growing up and as young women. From being a young mom dependent on my dad with no English to being fully independent and successfully running her own business, I admire your resilience and strength. You taught me how to be a mother, how to love unconditionally, how to be loyal. You’re an amazing grandmother and the best mom, happy birthday queen.”

But we know what you’re thinking. Did the mystery man ever call her?

Credit: Instagram/@cisneros7546

No, he has not!  What the heck? All that game for nothing. What a typical guy! Right when you think a confident man comes along to ask out an ambitious, hard-working Latina, he goes on to be a letdown. So basic. Her daughter offers up this theory, “No, he hasn’t called yet maybe he saw this and got scared.” Maybe! It would make so much sense because it is so common for a guy to be intimidated by an incredible woman. Well, it’s his loss because he clearly is missing out.

Don’t worry, Laura, we do not doubt that you’ll be scoring more dates and profitable opportunities thanks to this viral tweet.

READ: 21 Beauty Products Our Latina Moms Forced On Us In The ’90s

This Woman Shared A Picture Of Her Abuelos Celebrating 51 Years Of Marriage And Twitter Can’t Stop Crying

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This Woman Shared A Picture Of Her Abuelos Celebrating 51 Years Of Marriage And Twitter Can’t Stop Crying

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If you grew up in a Latino household, you know more than most just how generous love can be. Maybe you saw your older hermanos perfecting their game or you took to heart the example that your parents’ love for each other had to show. Either way, you know well that Latino didn’t get the reputation of being a bunch of Don Juans for no reason. If you happened to have grown up with your abuelitos, you probably already know that love only gets better with age. If you won’t take our word for it, take a peek at these totally romantic tweets that remind us that love doesn’t grow old, it just grows stronger.

1. Celebrating 51 years of wedded bliss.

Twitter / @AzulSamantha

Twitter user @AzulSamantha recently shared a few simply adorable pictures of her grandparents on the social media site. Married 51 years, her abuelo was sure to remember the big occasion and treat his wife like the reyna she is. We can only hope to find this kind of love in our own lives.

2. It isn’t just our abuelitos who are teaching us about love.

Twitter / @RocioAndujo

Back in April 2019, this Twitter user shared a really romantic discovery. Her mom kept and pressed nearly every flower her dad gave her while they were dating. In the end, she wound up with a sentimental scrapbook that reflects the love the two of them have shared over the past 27 years.

3. A moment that will make you believe in love.

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make us believe in love. This Twitter user shared a sweet, little anecdote of a time when her grandfather made her feel that same way. When he peeped a picture of his wife on his granddaughter’s phone, this grandpop was quick to ask, “Well, who is that good looking chick.” We’re kinda swooning over here and we have to admit that grandpa’s got game.

4. We’re trying to be loved like this.

Twitter / @briiicope

Love means taking care of the person most special to you. This tweet showed us just what sort of love we should be looking for. If something so small can be made so significant, it has to be true love. Do you have someone willing to do something like this for you? If you do, hold on to them because that’s hard to find.

5. Love is its own language.

Twitter / @itsbiankahaha

Do you want to hear a fairytale? Twitter user @itsbiankahaha tweeted this lovely story earlier this month. According to the tweet, her mom and dad met when they were teenagers. Her mom, a 15-year-old, had migrated to the US and only spoke Spanish. Her dad, a 17-year-old, was from the States and only spoke English. Despite the difference in language, the two were able to fall in love and have been together for 21 years. Now that’s what we call a love story.

6. Love is the memories we have of each other.

Twitter / @samille_otis

This Twitter user shared a scrapbook that her mother kept when she was dating her father. Mementos like pictures, receipts and letters make up the album and remain a reminder of how much the two have loved each other ever since the very beginning of their story.

7. Daily reminder that “Aloha” also means “love.”

Twitter / @melkmat_

Love only grows with time and this throwback pic is proof of that commitment. Ten years separate the first and second picture but these parents look every bit as in love now as they did in the first pic. As mom says in the tweet, their love has only gotten stronger.

8. We celebrate more than just wedding anniversaries in this house.

Twitter / @marialuna_

Anyone can remember a wedding anniversary but if you’re truly in love, you remember ALL of the anniversaries. This tweet introduced us to a couple who is celebrating 28 years since the dad first asked the mom to be his girlfriend. That’s some tooth-rotting fluff right there and we love it.

9. We celebrate a couple that can tease each other and laugh together.

Twitter / @samanthaaa_eli

Twitter user @samanthaaa_eli showed off the kind of playful love that her parents have. After her mom joked that her next husband will be a gringo so she can boss him around, her dad responded, “Cállate vieja, I’m trying to watch TV.” We can tell that the two play around with each other like this all the time. After all, a strong sense of humor is always important in a loving relationship. 

10. The meaning of one true love.

  Twitter / @Shermeen_here

Sometimes life gives us more than one love and we are given multiple chances to find the person we’re meant for. Still, some of us only have one true love. This tweet reminds us of that possibility and we’re definitely crying bittersweet tears over this one. Like the tweet says, once you’ve had the best, what’s the point of looking for better.

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