Date My Mom

Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by Kalissa Productions. The series premiered on November 15, 2004 and ended in 2006.[1] An 18- to 24-year-old heterosexual male, gay male or lesbian female, goes on three separate dates with three moms, who try to convince them to pick their son or daughter to date. The dater only meets the mother and makes his or her decision solely on their impression of the mother and her descriptions of her child.

Date My Mom
GenreDating game show
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production companiesKalissa Productions
Reveille Productions
DistributorLitton Entertainment
Original networkMTV
Original releaseNovember 15, 2004 (2004-11-15) –
2006 (2006)
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The dates are varied and are occasionally geared towards the dater's interests. The dates range from a simple lunch date to cheerleading lessons, washing cars, picking wild flowers, cooking, sports, and even getting tattoos. (It usually depends on the person's likes and dislikes). At the end of the date the mother reports back to the child. The mothers and contestants tend to be very assured of their chances.

After all dates are completed, an elaborate beachfront finale is conducted. The dater explains to each mother why he or she has or has not chosen her child, and one by one the sons or daughters are revealed according to the person's liking.

It has been alleged that the show is scripted.[2]

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  1. ^ Martin, Denise (December 10, 2004). "MTV dreaming of teens". Daily Variety. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  2. ^ Blatter, Hellene (23 October 2005). "Network For Youth Shapes Images Of Mom and Dad". The Press-Enterprise. Riverside, California.

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