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. Either that or a Hollywood movie:
Former fashion publishing executive Brin, who launched her lifestyle website in February, 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. “All the kids have to do is roll their eyes and blame mom for getting them involved,” Brin told The New York Post.
On TODAY Wednesday, Colby Brin told Vieira he doesn’t mind the extra boost from his doting mom when it comes to navigating the choppy dating waters of New York City.
“I don’t think I need my mom; I’m also out there in the field doing my own work,” Colby said as his mother beamed. “But if my mom comes across someone she thinks would be good for me, there’s nothing to lose. It’s not like every night I’m out there doing something; I have some free time. So our combined forces, I think, are better than just me looking.”