background checks for your mom's online dates?

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Registered: 08-03-2011
background checks for your mom's online dates?
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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 4:16pm

Does anyone have a mom 55+ who is actively dating online? Are you concerned for your mom and want to have her or you run background checks on the males dates? Have you done this already?

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Registered: 11-28-1999

Well I'm the mom over 50 (not over 55) who is doing the OLD and I certainly am not going to tell my kids what I am doing.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:58pm
I would not do that for/to anyone without first asking them. If it were my kid doing that without asking me, I'd be pissed.

See what match.com has for advice http://www.match.com/help/safetytips.aspx
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 08-06-2011 - 12:29am

This is a very bad idea. Her dating is not your concern,

Goldfish

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Registered: 02-23-2010

God Bless you for wanting to protect her but she's not a child.

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Registered: 10-02-2003

Why is she any more at risk because she is 55 than I am at 43?

sooooobig
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Registered: 05-19-2011
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 12:46am

I have been thinking about doing the same for my mom-but have wanted to make sure to keep her safe! This is definitely something to think about!

welovedates

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:30am

Believe it or not, we moms didn't just fall off a turnip truck yesterday--we have a lot more experience then the young kids.

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Registered: 01-25-2010

Smart mothers do teach birth control and other practical lessons.

Goldfish