My mom knows I am miserbale living back home for the year in a suburb when I am 23, very social and an independent city living type of person.
Anyway, she was just gossiping with a woman she works with and she has a doughter 2 years younger than me, but having the same exact problems of knowing no one and being bored in the suburbs... so they arranged a date for us.
I looked her up, I think she is pretty, but I am not really approaching this as a date as we could just be friends and I won't shy away from a freindship at this point either, but obviosuly I think she is cute and if we like eachother I am not opposed to dating either. Of course we could just hate eachother, though I suspect we are desperate enough for friends in the area to at least hang out.
I was just wondering if anyone else here has done something like this, or if it would bother you that your moms set you and a date up.
If I were in your position... probably. I mean, what could it hurt? You're being set up by your mom and she's being set up by hers. You'll both be able to laugh about the awkward situation you're in and and already have the topic of "meddling mothers who mean well" in common.
It'll either go well and you can see her again or it won't and you can chalk it up to an interesting experience.
As long as the mothers don't come along. That'd be just insanely ridiculous.
Just try it! I mean what can it really hurt. Sometimes are parents know us better than we know ourselves just because of the simple fact that half of our makeup is them. Maybe your mom knows what kind of girl you need. My parents have never arranged a date for me but my sister has. Personally my experience was horrible because I accidently got drunk but, it could have possibly worked out, long story. Give it a shot though!
My Mother, grandmother and aunts tried to set me up with a guy back home who was like 7 or 8 years older than me and he was "interested" in me (I was 18 and he was 25 or 26) because "he come from a good family" and "he's an engineer" But HECK NO, I'm pretty sure it will most likely happen in the future, but I clearly told my mother a few days ago that I'll only marry someone I love. I do trust her taste and I might give it a shot if I find the guy attractive, but I would rather find love by myself.
It wouldn't hurt. Maybe she the one. And hey your mom likes her already.
If he looks fairly attractive and my mom says he's a good guy, sure.
I actually have gone out on a blind date with a guy my mom set me up on. We trued having a relationship and it didn't work (mutual agreement). However, we are best friends now and our friendship alone was enough to bring me out of my funk. Mothers know best.
I wouldn't go on a date my mother arranged, she'd most likely pick a girl that has a similar personality as hers, and hell NO, I'm not dating someone with a similar personality as my mother's, I'd end up banging my head against the wall every night.
I would give it a shot. I'm of the belief that you should try nearly everything once before ruling it out. However, if it went horribly, then I wouldn't consider it again. For instance, my grandfather tried introducing me to a girl that he met via someone he knew who was her mother. We never went on a date but she turned out to be a highly conservative -- verging on zealotry -- Christian and it ended with her preaching to me saying she would pray that I find God. He again tried setting me up with a girl he'd heard about but I didn't give it any thought.
Honestly no. I don't know why but it seems weird to me. My aunt and dad tried months ago and I declined. She was a smart, good looking lady from a really good family but something about parents or relatives helping you find a date seems so strange.