Sporty_g saidWTF?...My mom is always ahead of me and is MUCH more "liberal" than me, but setting me up on a date?...just doesn't feel right. anyone ever have any experience with mom setting you up on a blind date? outcome?....I haven't said yes or no yet.....still thinking it over.
My Mom never got me a gay blind date, despite her knowing I was gay but never discussing it, and I think all blind dates have a high potential for being spooky. And so much pressure! My Mom tried to set up straight dates for me, as did my fellow Army Officers, especially when they wanted me to join them in a couples social event. None were pleasant, and a few were decidedly unpleasant.
The closest thing to a gay blind date for me were arranged by gay friends who would make the introduction themselves at some party or other gathering. A notch above an introduction by happenstance, me and my "intended" were told beforehand we'd be meeting someone, but not necessarily with an itinerary to go out together that moment, we'd decide that ourselves after meeting. Some of them weren't bad, and I dated one guy for 6 months.
BTW, like others here I also think your Mom is cool, though with you at 51 it could be seen as being meddlesome, despite her well-meaning intentions. I wouldn't consider it unless you gave her a "list" otherwise you might end up with anything from a twink too young to drink with you, to guys recruited out of a nursing home. If she already has a candidate (as I suspect she might) maybe she should describe him to you first before you consider this further.