Participating Washington area parents include Carolyn Makovi, 59, of Silver Spring, MD.
A few weeks ago she asked her 27-year-old son, Matthew, if he would mind if she assembled a dating profile and posted it on The JMom.
So, she has taken matters into her own hands and started a Website, “Date My Single Kid,” for parents to place personal ads for their children.
“One thing about my mom, she has perseverance,” Colby tells the Click here for access to comments COMMENTING CHARGES Daily rate: Monthly rate: Yearly rate: 0 WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Alas, both are still single – but Barbara’s search goes on.
“That’s all she thinks about,” Brad said with a chuckle.
Plus, exposure to a profilee’s parents can produce invaluable intelligence about the culture in which that child was raised, potentially a good tipoff on whether that person might make a good life partner.
Gondos joined The JMom at the request of her son, Gary, 39, who suffered a stroke following surgery and has a disability as a result.
“As Annie learned, moms sometimes do know best.” The website is the brainchild of Chicagobased siblings Brad and Danielle Weisberg (ages 30 and 27, respectively), whose mother, Barbara, was their inspiration for her dogged efforts to try to set them up with the right person.
“Sort of, but he doesn’t like Sarah Palin,” Makovi said.
Makovi said she has not yet found a likely match through The JMom, but she’ll continue to look. Matthew, whom his mother described as being “very private,” could not be reached for comment.
“He didn’t sound enthusiastic,” Makovi recalled, “but he didn’t say ‘leave me alone and mind your own business,’ so I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I’m just trying to help out and provide him with another possible avenue.” The profile describes Matthew as a 5-foot- 8-inch graduate of Montgomery College who works in retail sales; loves movies, music, sports, reading and his dog; and is not religious.