Mom looks for daughter’s prom date on Craigslist

Mom looks for daughter’s prom date on Craigslist
Posted at 10:08 PM, May 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-08 22:11:15-04

SEATTLE — Without fail, most of us were mortified by our parents at one point or another during our adolescence. But one Seattle mom, who posted an ad on Craigslist looking for prom dates for her daughter and some of her friends, may just take the cake for the creating the ultimate embarrassment.

The ad, which has since been removed, was headlined “Hot Male Teens 17 to 19 yrs old for Prom Date (Seattle).”

We’re not sure if it was mom’s own rosy memories of her prom or if it was just the opposite — a lonely night at home in front of the TV while everyone else donned evening wear and sped off in limos — that prompted her to pen the ad.

Whatever the reason that made mom post the ad, it’s clear she was making a pitch to ensure her daughter and friends weren’t flying solo for this year’s prom — and she’s pretty particular about what she’s looking for in a date.

Here’s the ad:

My daughter and her friends attend a small private school in Seattle. The Senior Prom is June 2nd. My husband and I are looking to hire four prom dates for my daughter and her three friends. All the gals are very good looking, trim, friendly, and fun. We can trade photos. The time commitment would be seven hours..5pm to midnight paid at $50 per hour. If you are taller than 6feet, good looking, fit and outgoing, please send your photo to me as soon as possible. You will be required to interview, if selected, you will also need to meet for a one hour strategy session and tux fitting in advance of prom night. All expenses will be paid by us, tux rental, pre-party at down town high rise condo, limo, Senior dinner, and prom. To be clear..all expenses paid, no compensation for interview or tux fitting, $350 for seven hours on Prom night.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Location: Seattle
Compensation: $350
This is a contract job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

No matter what happens, we’re guessing this is one prom that these girls won’t forget.