Another "What Would You Do?" Post – Meeting Mom's New Boyfriend

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
5905 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@mrs_pudding_pop: …you gotta eat right?  Why not hook up and have dinner with them someplace?  Restaurants have a nice atmosphere for meeting new people, it gives you plenty to talk about and has a prescribed time limit, pay the check and you’re done…easy! 

Post # 4
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mrs_pudding_pop:  My mom (who is not so sweet) is on her 5th divorce, so I get the “overly-exited” thing…trust me.

I haven’t met the last 2 husbands until after she married them, for the same reason. I always just made an excuse not to be go.

Post # 5
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why not just have brunch or lunch or dinner with him?  

Post # 6
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would. why not?

Post # 8
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s hard to get back into the game post divroce or widowed etc, so i think you should support her.  I’d love it if my mum met someone new! She’s been single for years!!!!!! As long as he’s not a crazy person or a con artist or whatever.  In fact, I’d want to meet him asap so i can approve!

Post # 9
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks… meet them for an hour or two!  You’ll find out if he’s a keeper if he picks up the tab!

Post # 10
7206 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah its an hour or two out of you life, no biggie. 

Post # 11
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mrs_pudding_pop:  If it’s important to your mom and you’d like to make her happy, meet him. I DARE you to call him “Uncle So-and-so” or “Daddy” a la Joan Crawford’s kids. HA! Kiss

Post # 12
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with having a meal together.  Lunch is a nice non-commital one because you can bow out at any time with an excuse like “oh, we have to go do ‘x'”, reserve ‘y'”, etc.


Post # 13
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Just meet with him. Dinner is a great time for that sort of thing! Pick somewhere with good food – at least if he sucks, the food won’t.

And then, if you don’t like him, do what my sister and I do and pronounce his name backwards.
Rob becomes Bor
Alan becomes Nala

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