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Have Your Parents Ever Set You Up?

More than 70 percent of TrèsSugar readers said they'd go on vacation with their parents, but would you let them try to find you a partner? One NYC mom believes this level of involvement is totally acceptable, and she's gone above and beyond typical motherly matchmaking, creating a website to help her 31-year-old son find love.

Mom Geri already owns a website for older women. So she figured it would be simple to add a service that lets her, and other moms, post information about their single kids. This won't be her first attempt at helping her son find love. She says: "I even set him up with the saleswoman at the upholsterer I used to re-cover my sofa. I figured I might as well cast a wide net to increase his odds." Have your parents ever tried to set you up with their upholsterer or anyone else for that matter?

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TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 5 years
@ theprotogirl - cute story! Mine did. It was funny and kind of annoying. They were very secretive. Well, they talk loud (and goodness, aunts and uncles were in on it too!) so I heard bits and pieces. They would make us "accidentally" meet on functions and such. I don't think the guy and I have anything in common so it was annoying. I tried to get to know him though, my interest was piqued by their motivation to set us up in the first place. No luck, we're on different places in our lives. That's the last I've heard of their feeble attempt to start a matchmaking agency. Haha.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 5 years
@ theprotogirl - cute story!Mine did. It was funny and kind of annoying. They were very secretive. Well, they talk loud (and goodness, aunts and uncles were in on it too!) so I heard bits and pieces. They would make us "accidentally" meet on functions and such. I don't think the guy and I have anything in common so it was annoying. I tried to get to know him though, my interest was piqued by their motivation to set us up in the first place. No luck, we're on different places in our lives. That's the last I've heard of their feeble attempt to start a matchmaking agency. Haha.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
My mom set up one of my good friends and her co-worker. They got married last year :)
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
No, my parents stay out of my dating life completely. Thankfully!
chequettex chequettex 5 years
My parents sorta kinda tried to set me up a few times in my college days, mostly with guys from my church or school. Mom knew how to pick the cute ones and dad knew exactly what kind of personality would be "perfect" for me. Dad used to send me on errands, i.e. to pick a guy up from the airport, or he would give me a message or item to relay to a guy he liked. My parents were definitely son-in-law shopping for both me and my sister. Nice try, but we both ended up finding our own guys eventually. My mom and sister were successfully able to set my brother up with my sis' former college roommate - he needed a very special kind of girl (i.e. tough) and they knew she would be the one. They met at my sis' wedding and were hitched a year later.
chequettex chequettex 5 years
My parents sorta kinda tried to set me up a few times in my college days, mostly with guys from my church or school. Mom knew how to pick the cute ones and dad knew exactly what kind of personality would be "perfect" for me. Dad used to send me on errands, i.e. to pick a guy up from the airport, or he would give me a message or item to relay to a guy he liked. My parents were definitely son-in-law shopping for both me and my sister. Nice try, but we both ended up finding our own guys eventually. My mom and sister were successfully able to set my brother up with my sis' former college roommate - he needed a very special kind of girl (i.e. tough) and they knew she would be the one. They met at my sis' wedding and were hitched a year later.
sevendayrain sevendayrain 5 years
My mom tried 4 times and I ended up dating 2 out of the 3. They all turned out to be horrible relationships but good friendships. I noticed that she was picking guys that were her type and no where close to who I would date. The third was a guy that she didn't push me to date and I ended up meeting up with him later in life and I'm still with him.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 5 years
"My husband considered getting in contact with that man to let him know "he got the girl." Silly." mwahaha i LOVE that conclusion =P Well, it's like my mother hates them all (i mean, me and my sister's boyfriends) but no, fortunately, she has no one to introduce us.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 5 years
"My husband considered getting in contact with that man to let him know "he got the girl." Silly." mwahaha i LOVE that conclusion =P Well, it's like my mother hates them all (i mean, me and my sister's boyfriends) but no, fortunately, she has no one to introduce us.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
Yes. However, I found out after-the-fact, years later. Apparently, everybody was in on it (including the guy), except me! Of course, when I found out, I was really shocked. I had no clue that man was interested in me, much less there was an attempted set-up. I thought he was family friend. The irony is that the man knew my now husband. They were college roommates (I had not met my husband at the time). Supposedly, he went back home rhapsodizing about me to my now husband. Years later, my husband and I met (on our own), and ended up married. When we were married, we learned of our mutual connection with that man. That was when I found out about the past set-up, and my husband learned that the girl his old roommate was swooning over was me! I was shocked, my husband practically hit the floor laughing over the irony. My husband considered getting in contact with that man to let him know "he got the girl." Silly.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
Yes. However, I found out after-the-fact, years later. Apparently, everybody was in on it (including the guy), except me! Of course, when I found out, I was really shocked. I had no clue that man was interested in me, much less there was an attempted set-up. I thought he was family friend.The irony is that the man knew my now husband. They were college roommates (I had not met my husband at the time). Supposedly, he went back home rhapsodizing about me to my now husband.Years later, my husband and I met (on our own), and ended up married. When we were married, we learned of our mutual connection with that man. That was when I found out about the past set-up, and my husband learned that the girl his old roommate was swooning over was me! I was shocked, my husband practically hit the floor laughing over the irony.My husband considered getting in contact with that man to let him know "he got the girl." Silly.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 5 years
Thankgod no! My mom's friend was interested in hooking me up with her son awhile back, my mom knew I wasn't interested & told her, so it was dropped. That mom in the article sounds bored. She should get a hobby or something. Maybe go on a date or two herself!
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 5 years
Thankgod no!My mom's friend was interested in hooking me up with her son awhile back, my mom knew I wasn't interested & told her, so it was dropped. That mom in the article sounds bored. She should get a hobby or something. Maybe go on a date or two herself!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
Not intentionally, but I met a boyfriend through my dad before. He didn't set us up though, he just introduced us to be friendly.
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