Something Smells Fishy


I can’t be the only one who’s confused by this, right?

Colby Brin, 31, and his mother are best friends.

They chat on their cell phones several times a week, debating politics and sports. They catch up over pasta and salad at their favorite Italian joint tucked in New York’s Upper East Side. They consider themselves travel enthusiasts and once explored Paris, France, together.

Just like any thoughtful best friend, who can be nosy at times, his mother relentlessly seeks the perfect woman for him. She sets him up on dates. She brags about him to friends who have daughters his age. This month, the 63-year-old launched “Date My Single Kid,” an online dating site to expand the scope of potential suitors for her son.

“We aren’t trying to start a scientific matchmaker service like eHarmony,” says Geri Brin. “We are doing it like a mother would do it. You know what your child wants. I know what Colby wants 100 percent.”

Embarrassing? Overbearing? Annoying?

Some critics of matchmaking parents may think so, but Colby Brin lauds his mother’s active participation in his dating life. He estimates she set him up on at least 30 dates before her site went live. Some dates went well. Others lacked a spark, like a girl from an art gallery he dated recently….

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2 thoughts on “Something Smells Fishy

  1. Seriously, this is one of the funniest articles I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t believe it wasn’t a joke! I just stumbled upon your blog and I kind of love it. You may have a new (and deserved) fan!


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