Mom chooses my online dates!

Posted by James, 29 May 08

Dating sites never seize to amaze me. Just before you think it, some dating site will have done it.

Match making … that is what dating sites do. But remember when mommy dearest used to tell you “See Doris next door? That is the girl you should marry.᾿ Seems those days are back with matchmakingmoms.com. Mommy chooses your online dates for you – from creating a profile, to sorting through thousands of potential suitors, to the inevitable anonymous rejections.

On this site, the members are mothers. Apparently, after years of dating and marriage, parents know the deal-breaking nitty gritties that are often overlooked until too late in the dating game … like refusing to eat your vegetables :lol:

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

According to Dawn Miller, the coiner of the site, “An ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend may not always give an unbiased evaluation of you …Your mom, on the other hand, has seen you in many different relationships and knows what has worked and what hasn’t about each … She knows what makes you tick, and certainly, knows what living with you on a daily basis is like.᾿

I must say that I find the idea of letting my mom – mine especially – run my love life downright creepy. But is it really practical? I think moms will exaggerate a lot (except mine of course). Picture this – you have been accused of murder. What does mommy say when the cops come knocking? “That sweet child of mine can’t even kill a fly!᾿

Would you let mom do your dirty work for you?

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  1.   fkoi says:
    Posted: 13 Jul 10

    I just wanted to add that my Mom is almost 93 and to my knowledge has never even fired up a computer. It is therefore kind of funny to think of her choosing my online dates for me.

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  2.   fkoi says:
    Posted: 04 Mar 10

    My Mom has never picked or even suggested women for me to date. That's the way we both like it. She was with the same man (my Dad) for nearly 57 years until death did them part. So I guess she knows what it takes to make a relationship work. At the same time, I'd have to say that her "dating" skills are a little rusty. LOL

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  3.   renee24 says:
    Posted: 07 Aug 09

    I love my mom, I've come to respect her opinions more now that I'm older, Every time I brought a guy home for her to meet she would always take the time to ask if he was serious about me, what religion,(My mom has a strong relationship with God) what plans he had for his life, and the big one what were we going to do that nite and did that involve sex. My mother is a strong believer of that saying "don't be unequally yoked with an unbeliever" and no sex until marriage When he was gone she told me right away what she got out of her meeting with the young man. Looking back I can laugh because I know she was so real, and what I loved was that she went on to tell him what she expects of me. My mother was like a rock unmovable, never intimidated. I still pick my own dates and I've been very careful not to make the same mistakes but it's always nice to have moms opinion

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  4.   eric_t says:
    Posted: 19 Nov 08

    I'm not sure where I'd stand on this one but I like your repsonse marvelocity. I believe that families are really good lie detectors. You could have a significant other that seems so wonderful to you and as soon as they meet the fam, mom raises the BS flag. Hate to say it but..., the fam is almost always right. My mom and dad have called so many relationships right down the line that I no longer question their judgment. (I've never once taken their advice but I will be for future references) Mom making a profile for me though..., man, awkward. Good thinking? Maybe. But. I guess that's just a little embarassing.

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  5.   marvelocity says:
    Posted: 17 Jul 08

    This is humourous, but unlike other responders, I would totally let my mum pick my dates. And by the way, my mum does still pick my clothes out AND being the fashionable diva that she is, she does a damn good job at it. I'm highly capable of running my own life - and indeed I do, but mum's intuition on all matters: love, life, and work, is a godsend. My mother knows me better than we both let on to and my parents have been married for 30 years - they know what works and what doesn't. I'm open to arranged marriages - as long as the picker and the pickee are in tune with one another, then the details will come out in the wash. I'm big on family, so if my man doesn't mesh with the parents, then he's got to go. I'd rather start off on the good foot, so parental choosing would do just that! Ever hear your mom (or dad) suck their teeth whenyou brought a guy/girl home...then have the relationship end up being a debacle? It might be a self-fulfilling prophecy, or it might be that wisdom trumps rose-coloured glasses. In most cases, Mom and Dad have been around long enough to see more than you have and they only want what's best for their pumpkin. I could see this catering well to a select group of independent individuals who need a "second (conditioned) set of eyes" on the situation. Don't knock it til you try it and sometimes mother does know !

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  6. Posted: 01 Jun 08

    Well seeing as how my moms love life hasnt been very successful, I think Im better off doing bad by myself.

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  7.   DividedSoul says:
    Posted: 01 Jun 08

    My MOM picking my dates? That will most certainly NOT happen, EVER. I have been "out of the nest" for 27 years. Mom has no clue who I am anymore.

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  8.   ILOVEBLUE says:
    Posted: 31 May 08

    Letting Mom pick your online dates? Does she have choice in your clothes or your job? While I recognize the implied humor here, I'm worried too. When do we cut the apron strings and fly solo? Are we that afraid of becoming adults? Dating with the expectation of finding a mate is for grown folks. Kids have no place here. Hopefully this site is catering to those adults. The kids have homework to do.

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