“I've been on a few dates [through the app],” she admits. “Actually, Andy [Cohen] recommended that I go on Raya, and it's really good, 'cause I don't really -- again, [I’m] 50 -- I don't really go to clubs, so where do I meet guys?”
Apps aren’t the only change to dating since Cynthia was last single 10 years ago. There’s a whole new, technology-filled world to navigate.
“Nobody calls each other anymore!” Cynthia notes. “It’s all texting, and then there’s, like, rules to texting.”
The single mom confesses to being a “thirsty texter” who will respond right away -- something her 18-year-old daughter, Noelle Robinson, has warned her against. Noelle also had to break down emojis' secret meanings for her mom.
“Some of those emojis mean sexual things!” she blurts, recalling that she learned about the eggplant emoji’s NSFW translation “the hard way, no pun intended.”
Cynthia says it’s been interesting reentering the world of dating just as Noelle enters it for the first time. The mother-daughter duo is really learning how to date together.
“Noelle's been, actually, supportive and very helpful,” Cynthia says. “I run things by her. Like, I don't think about what guys think about, or I don't know what's cool.”