DEAR DEIDRE: HOW can I convince my mum to give internet dating a try?
She’s 55 and has devoted her life to caring for me since my dad left when I was ten.
All she does is work – she’s a teacher – and look after me. I want her to put herself first and find love again.
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I’m 25 and in a serious relationship, which makes me really happy. We’re planning to move in together and I worry Mum will be lonely when I leave.
She has so much to offer – she looks good for her age, is kind and fun.
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DEIDRE SAYS: Your mother is lucky to have such a thoughtful and caring daughter.
But she actually might not want to meet another man. And “older” people may prefer more traditional ways to find love.
But do talk to her and tell her how great she is.
If she wants help boosting her social life, encourage her to take up new hobbies and join a club. Love often comes from new friendships.
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