Because I Said So

19 Jul

Wow…it’s really been awhile [again] since I’ve written anything.

I have no excuses (well I do, but my excuses are more like reasons [as to why I haven’t written], not that you’d really want to hear them since I’ve already stated them previously), but nonetheless, here I am…but with a more educational blog today. Not that it’s really anything educational…more like interesting and unique and something, well…something that my mother would certainly do.

Enjoy!

Moms post on ‘Date My Single Kid’
(CNN) — Colby Brin, 31, and his mother are best friends.

They chat on their cell phones several times a week, debating politics and sports. They catch up over pasta and salad at their favorite Italian joint tucked in New York’s Upper East Side. They consider themselves travel enthusiasts and once explored Paris, France, together.

Just like any thoughtful best friend, who can be nosy at times, his mother relentlessly seeks the perfect woman for him. She sets him up on dates. She brags about him to friends who have daughters his age. This month, the 63-year-old launched “Date My Single Kid,” an online dating site to expand the scope of potential suitors for her son.

“We aren’t trying to start a scientific matchmaker service like eHarmony,” says Geri Brin. “We are doing it like a mother would do it. You know what your child wants. I know what Colby wants 100 percent.”

Embarrassing? Overbearing? Annoying?

Some critics of matchmaking parents may think so, but Colby Brin lauds his mother’s active participation in his dating life. He estimates she set him up on at least 30 dates before her site went live. Some dates went well. Others lacked a spark, like a girl from an art gallery he dated recently.

“The way I look at it is I’m not sitting at home resting on my laurels,” said Colby Brin, who added he still snags dates through friends and social events. “I’m meeting women, but she can also help. It can’t hurt. I’m not embarrassed and I think it’s pretty fun.” 

The idea of moms and dads meddling in a young person’s love life may evoke shudders and headaches for some singles. But parents like Geri Brin say parental involvement is natural today, when many parents act more like friends of their children. Already her site has lured in more than 200 parents, who are advertising their 20-, 30- and 40-something children as available for dates.

Read the rest of the story here.

While I certainly think this is a cute and unique idea…it reeks a little arranged marriage-like and with the movie “Because I Said So” fresh on my mind (one of my favorites), I doubt MY mom would really know me that well to decide if a guy was the right one for me or not.

But I do have to hand it to her though. In high school, she found my senior prom date. Yes. There’s no need to comment…I was awkward and a complete nerd and there were no guys lining up at my front door waiting to take me out.

She HAD to intervene.

And I’m glad she did. While he was UBER short, he was also super hot!

Hmmm…maybe this “Date My Single Kid” wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all!

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6 Responses to “Because I Said So”

  1. 23yellowringo July 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    That’s a hilarious article!
    I give props to the kids who let their parents find them dates, I don’t think I could trust my parents to do that for me.

  2. likeomigod July 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    I was really shocked to read that this guy was okay with his mom setting him up.

    Maybe it’s easier for men. I just can’t see my mom setting me up with guys I actually would want to date.

    Then again…she hasn’t steered me wrong in occasionally picking up that awesome piece of jewelry or that top she just saw in the store that one day. AND, my prom date WAS hot!

    Maybe these women are on to something.

    • Melissa July 19, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

      Seriously…I don’t know what’s worse. The fact his mom is more concerned about his social life or the fact that his mom IS his social life.

      I just can’t see my mother or father for that matter picking out my future hubby…not gonna happen!

  3. Tae July 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Interesting article, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want my parents setting my up on dates. There’s just something a little eerie about the whole thing…lol!

  4. mandymcadoo July 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    I don’t think I’d wanna go out on a date with a guy who is that much of a mamma’s boy and who uses phrases like “resting on my laurels” without knowing what it means. Is that all that’s left out there?

  5. Leigh July 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    I love that movie also Daphers! I love your prom pic! hehe you look so good in white! =)

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