Well...they did it. I thought that maybe if I gave them permission my parents wouldn't actually give legs to the "christianmingle.com" obsession. I was wrong.
Shortly after posting about the whole thing here, my mom had signed me up, answered all of the basic questions for my profile and even posted a picture. At her request, I acquiesced and answered the essay questions on the site as well. After all, she is my mother and she's only trying to help...albeit the help is a little misguided.
And then the emails started.
I'll admit it. When my inbox started to fill up I got a little teensy bit excited. Hopeful, even. However, I'm more about quality than quantity here. And based on the quality of feedback my profile has been getting, I'm wishing I had included some extra "guidelines" for these gentlemen suiters.
Kinda like these...
Please review the following guidelines before replying to my profile. If any of the statements below describe you, please know in advance that I will NOT email you back.
1. If you are shorter than me
2. If you are skinnier than me
3. If I can beat you up
4. If you you are closer in age to my parents than to me
5. If your pickup line is seriously "How YOU doin?"
Looks like it's back to the drawing board....