A bride-to-be concerned her mother-in-law might spoil her wedding has shared an advert hoping to find a ‘date’ for the older woman who will help distract her and ‘de-escalate’ any dramas
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If you don’t see eye to eye with your partner’s mother, you might have a few fears about the way she’ll react on your wedding day.
One bride-to-be is fully prepared for her mother-in-law to turn up on the big day wearing white and causing drama.
As a result, she’s attempting to take control of the situation by hiring someone to be a date for the older woman.
A copy of an amusing job advert has gone viral and been shared across numerous social media platforms, including Reddit and Facebook.
The unnamed writer, who lives in the US, originally posted the ad on the Hudson Valley Craigslist and they’re prepared to pay a pretty penny for someone’s services (£720).
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The ad reads: “Wedding date wanted for mother-in-law ($1000) (Hudson Valley).
“Hello! I’m looking for a wedding date for my mother-in-law from Friday evening to Saturday evening for a wedding in Hudson Valley in August.
“She needs constant attention and supervision.
“She will probably wear white and try to escalate small dramas – your job is simply to distract and de-escalate.
“Flatter her for two days and make an easy $1,000.”
The bride goes on to say that the right candidate for the job will be a conversationalist, who is good at dancing and de-escalating.
She continues: “Experience with narcissists a plus.
“Able to pretend you happen to be a guest interested in sitting/dancing with MIL. Able to give her your undivided attention.”
Other must-haves include being aged between 40 and 60ish and having their own suit to wear.
She adds that her mother-in-law is 51, slim and attractive and they’ll provide more background information ahead of the big day.
Food, a hotel room, travel expenses and conversation topics will all be provided for the lucky date.
One person said: “I want to see the psychological thriller based on this wedding.”
Another wrote: “I didn’t realize I had employable skills.”
A third joked: “Challenge accepted.”
Someone else added: “1000 + open bar? I’ll jump on that grenade.”
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