WTF?! Some idiot (it might have been me) clued my mother in to the marvelous WTF?! JDate Guest Blog from yesterday. I thought she would enjoy it! I thought she would appreciate that I appreciate that she’s not one of those moms who meddles in private affairs like my f*cked up love life.
But boy oh boy, my mom more than enjoyed it. She was INSPIRED by it.
“I like this idea,” she said to me. “Sometimes your mother can know you better than you know yourself.”
And so my mother – far from the most tech-savvy lady on the planet – has taken it upon herself to scour OKCupid looking for my future husband. I gave her my log in name and password, and she commandeered my 16-year-old brother’s brand new MacBookPro to start the e-search for (my) love.
Yeah, pretty nuts. But what could I do?! Our mothers and our mothers’ mothers got us the vote, fought for equal rights, shattered glass ceilings, forged strong identities, careers and marriages and told us we could be astronauts when we grew up (if we wanted!). I was powerless to refuse her motherly force.
But I did lay some ground rules. She can’t read my messages, she can’t impersonate me, and she can’t IM anyone. But she CAN pick a guy (or two or three) whom she really likes. And I promised I would message away and see what happened…
“I’m going to find you a nice, smart, bald man!” she gleefully cooed. (Yes, that’s what my father looks like.)
Rebecca Coale - aka Becky - is a writer, musician and producer. She and childhood best friend Jessica Donalds created Dating & Hookup and founded J&R Creative Media. Becky blogs about love poetry and modern life & womanhood. She lives with her husband, Howard Coale, and their family in Manhattan and Philadelphia.
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