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Should parents pick your mate?

Whenever I hear the words “Let me introduce you to my son”, I already know which direction the conversation will go. I hear it a lot, actually. What can I tell you? Mothers love me. I’m like the Mom Whisperer or something.

For years I have graciously declined the meet my son offers. I figured that well-meaning mothers really don’t know for sure if I am a good match for their sons. Further, how many men would actually look forward to being hooked up by their Mom?

Then I met a guy this weekend who is the son of a woman I have known for years. The fact that he is crazy handsome, successful, and charming as they come sort of changed my notion about Mother Matchmakers.

Maybe our Mothers really do know best and is it terrible to let them do a little matchmaking every know and again? Would you be open to being introduced to a potential match that your parents selected for you?

Have you ever met someone through their parents and things went really great?

On a semi-related note: I have always been fascinated by arranged marriages. A lot of cultures still practice this tradition and I would be curious to find out more information about the divorce rates among arranged marriages.

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

221 comments Add your comment

Leggs

January 9th, 2012
3:34 pm

Thanks for spelling Enquirer correctly. I kept looking at the word not knowing what was wrong, but knew something was wrong (lol).

Perhaps the Post has changed from when I lived in NY.

SlimNu

January 9th, 2012
3:35 pm

I rhet ta go!

kimmie

January 9th, 2012
3:44 pm

Leggs – A lot of the Post’s headlines are funny. I remember when Trump was going thru his divorce from Ivana. Ivana used to run the Plaza hotel that Trump bought. The Post had this crazy headline GIMME THE PLAZA!!!

Randyt (heading for the exit)

January 9th, 2012
3:53 pm

may be old news by now but Van Gorder is leaving the Falcons. going to Auburn.

Not sure who i am for tonight.

Leggs

January 9th, 2012
3:58 pm

I watched Wisegirls for the first time yesterday with Mariah Carey. Movie not bad.

Ummm, I didn’t watch it with Mariah Carey, but she was in it (lol).

kimmie

January 9th, 2012
4:02 pm

Leggs – What is Wisegirls about?

Leggs

January 9th, 2012
4:08 pm

It’s about 3 waitresses working at an Italian Restaurant frequented, hell owned, by Mobs. A twist developed I wasn’t expecting, but ok movie.

Leggs

January 9th, 2012
4:08 pm

SlimNu

January 9th, 2012
4:16 pm

Did any of you watch HWOA last night? If so, what do you all think about Peter and Cynthia’s marriage?

kimmie

January 9th, 2012
4:20 pm

Slim – I don’t watch it, just read the recaps on this newspaper. From all accounts, why she married his old mean behind I do not know. But maybe things are not what they seem on tv. Maybe it’s actually better than it appears, or it’s way worse.

SlimNu

January 9th, 2012
4:24 pm

Well, he just seems so combative…this fool couldn’t even answer what he loved about his wife when asked. He comes back with, the reasons I love you is not why we’re here. I was like DAYUM that’s cold-blooded. He doesn’t seem to have much practice in compromising which is a must in marriage. It’s hard to be successful with a, My way or the highway type attitude

Leggs

January 9th, 2012
4:31 pm

I recorded it but read the recaps here today. Peter is stubborn, thinking he’s teaching Cynthia something, all the while forgetting to be a husband. So what you don’t like “good byes.” That’s a cop out and any woman not calling him on that BS gets what she gets. You can let me know you’re leaving and you’ll meet me back at the house w/o using the words “goodbye.” That’s a major problem with people, they take at face value what a person says as though it’s gospel and dare not challenge….

SlimNu

January 9th, 2012
4:33 pm

Leggs – I had missed the very beginning of it when they discussed him ditching her because basically that’s what it was. There really was no valid reason for him not at least saying, Hey babe, I see you have this under control, i’m proud of you but i’m going to slip on out of here. Enjoy yourself and I’ll see you later on tonight. To me, he might have felt some kind of way about her doing her own thing after he’s made several attempts in various business ventures. Do I sense a tinge of jealousy??

Leggs

January 9th, 2012
4:48 pm

Exactly, SlimNu…you can let me know you’re leaving w/o saying goodbye. What a piss poor excuse, but he truly believes it. He’s been using that line soI don’t think Cynthia’s venture is going to fare well either….either Peter will see to that one way or another or Cynthia may have a minor breakdown. A tinge of jealousy…I’m under my desk laughing!!!!

SlimNu

January 9th, 2012
4:52 pm

I could very well see Cynthia moving back to New York…she said that’s where she feels herself the most. Guess we’ll find out…

@Randyt

January 9th, 2012
4:55 pm

Do you still have a job?

SlimNu

January 9th, 2012
4:57 pm

Who are you posing that question to @Randy?

Celisea

January 9th, 2012
5:20 pm

Okay, just popping in before I go….Leave Randyt alone! In comes in spurts. He ain’t blogging all day.

Celisea

January 9th, 2012
5:20 pm

Night folks…I’m beat.

Celisea

January 9th, 2012
5:28 pm

On the other hand, maybe that was some chick trying to holler and I’m blocking.

Celisea

January 9th, 2012
5:28 pm

I’m gone for real this time :)