In what could be seen as a real-life Sleepless in Seattle scenario, a new British dating website is targeting grown-up children to register their single parents in the search for love.
Launched last month, the site, MyLovelyParent.com, was founded by Matt Connelly, 35, after he wished to give his own single mum a helping hand in finding her own prince charming. “The inspiration for the website came from my mum – a very lovely lady in her 60s, who has been single for too long. Early last year she asked me if I could help 'find her knight in shining armour,” Connelly told the UK’s Daily Mail.
“I looked at a number of different online dating sites and couldn't find any that I wanted to recommend to her. So I decided to set up MyLovelyParent.com.”
Already the site has received over 1,000 sign ups, including members from Australia.
How the site works:- The sons or daughters (who must be over 18 years of age) set up their parent’s profile page. The adult kids can also arrange a profile for an older, single relative such as an aunt or uncle, too.
- The parents receive an email invitation to join the dating site and begin meeting fellow single mums and dads. Membership is free for the first three months.
- The grown-up children can access other members’ profiles and recommend their parents for potential dates. Then it’s up to the parents to decide whether they’d like to meet the single suitor.
The benefits of the site include it’s simple to use, safe (all profiles are checked and investigated before going live), emails remain protected and profiles are only visible to other members. Plus, since the kids pick who their parents date, potential new partners automatically get the ultimate endorsement: the tick of approval from the family.
Watch the below video to discover more about MyLovelyParent.comWould you sign your single parent up to a dating site like this?