Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dating Website for a Mother's Single Son
Mothers playing matchmaker for their children is probably as old as humanity itself. After all, when grown kids can't seem to find a mate, what's a yenta, … er loving mom to do?
Nevertheless, 63-year-old Geri Brin's determination to find the perfect gal for her 31-year-old son Colby is bound to be the stuff of legend. Former fashion publishing executive Brin, who launched her lifestyle website in 2010, saw a unique business opportunity in adding a link to it that lets moms post particulars about their sons — or daughters, grandkids, nieces and nephews — in hope of forging a love connection.
While the site may seem like a novel new way for moms to embarrass their kids globally rather than just locally, Brin said she believes she's hit on a winning formula. If the fix-ups don't work out, moms make a convenient scapegoat