Gumtree: Mother advertises for a date for her son to his Cambridge May Ball

Mum advertises for a date for her son on Gumtree
And they say romance is dead (Picture: Gumtree)

The shame!

Q: What’s worse than not having a date for your university ball?

A: Your mother advertising for one on your behalf… on Gumtree.

Yes, that’s right – a mortifyingly meddling mother has posted an advert looking for a date for her son on everyone’s favourite second-hand-sofa site, Gumtree.

The post, placed under ‘Jobs’ in the Cambridge area, states she is ‘looking for a female student partner on May Ball Cambridge’.

The mother then goes on to explain that her son is ‘fully occupied’ with his studies, so she is ‘helping’ (yeah, right) to find him a date.

So far so horrific.

Cambridge University students head home after attending a May Ball in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
This could be YOU! (Picture: PA)

Possibly realising that a geeky boy with an over-bearing mother doesn’t sound like a great catch, the well-meaning mum then crosses into slightly creepy territory by stating they’ll be, ‘responsible for all the expenses’.

Yes, that’s right. If you go to the ball with her son she’ll buy you a dress – Cinderella eat your heart out.

The post concludes with the all-important specifications of the type of girl they’re looking for: ‘blonde, talkative, age 19-22 and with a honest and sincere attitude’.

Is that you?

16 May 2014 | 10:38 am – Source:

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