15 Jul 2010

Writer's Workshop: Mummy I Need A Partner

Every Thursday Mama Kat hosts a writer's workshop in which there is a theme based on which a blogger have to write something. This week I am opting for

1. Choose a headline from The Today Show website and write up an opinion post based on the story you chose.

Headline: Cyber-matchmaking mom fields dates for son on TODAY

Firstly, I would like to pose the question: would like your father to choose the man for you?

I don't think I would like that because my tastes are different from my own self - yeah, I am that complicated - so imagine if another person decides to make the choosing for me. It would be nonono!

I don't mind the idea that this mother in the story is dedicating her website to find the one for her beloved son. She only wants to make sure her son is happy by 'volunteering' to look for the love of his life for him.

Would motherhood bring me to that?

Well, I have to wait and see. But for now my opinion is, as long as your child is happy about the matchmaking thing then why not do it? The guy in the story says that he is funny so I guess he can see the fun side of this venture. Maybe one day they will have a great laugh together ;)!

What do you thing about mothers finding partners for the children?

Mama's Losin' It


  1. No, I don't think I would like being on either end of this idea. For me, personally, I think everyone should find their own mate. But, with that said, as long as both mom and son are good natured about it, then why not? I hope it works out for him and he gets a great girl through it. :)

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

  2. Haha - to me it's a little creepy but it does seem to be woring!

    Thanks for the compliment on the new name/design. I worked on the design for something to have in the interim but I have a designer working on a "real" redesign!

  3. My children would never agree to this. But looking back at my own track record, I'd be more than happy to have someone else pick my next mate.

  4. I KNOW my parents choosing my spouse, or even date for that matter, would be disasterous!!! The kid's got gall for letting his mom put him out there like that tho!

    Great post, looking forward to reading more!

  5. Arranged marriages are a bit controlling, but I do believe that there is nothing wrong with guiding your children in the right direction. Parents who have their children's best interest are often right when it comes to identifying mates for their kids. However your child should have the majority say in who they married and if they are willing to go along with an arranged marriage.

  6. Stopping by from Mamma Kat's…

    You could argue that this is one of those times when a parent may just go too far. How much should we coddle our children and help them out. I have even heard of parents going to their child's employment interview… way too much helping out in my opinion.

  7. All the mothers do that in India. It took my husband about six years to convince his family to accept me. LOL

    Lovely post. Well done.

  8. Mmm.. I don't think I'd be ok with my parents choosing... They didn't like my husband when I first started dating him.. Now they love him, but I'm sure they wouldn't have picked him.. And I couldn't imagine being married to anyone else.
    But, everyone's different.. If the guy doesn't mind, then good for him!
    Stopped by from Mama Kat's..

  9. Following you through Mama Kat's workshop. I like the concept behind your blog, that you use it to destress. I never really thought of why I write a blog, but that sounds just as good a reason as any.

  10. I don't see the big deal. Back in the day, parents arranged dates all the time, supervised courtships. It used to be you couldn't marry someone w/o your parents' approval. Not that I'd like that. It just seems like the old-fashioned match-making has gone digital. I have to check out this writer's workshop

    Thanks for visiting Marlie and Me...I'm following you back.

  11. Thanks for the follow!
    I see potential problems for the new "wife" in a marriage where mom picks the woman. The wife could come in second place to mom and that isn't how a marriage should work.


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