I love my mom, but I don't think to myself when getting ready for a date and looking in the mirror, "Do I look like my mom right now?" "What would my mom wear?" "What would my mom say?" "Does all that red lipstick make me look whorey?" I also don't think to myself when getting ready for a date, "Is this what his mom would wear?"
It's hard to separate being a mom from being a "mom," aside from lying and saying I'm not a mom like I do on my Match.com profile and when I go out under the alias, "Veronica." If I'm going to be honest about my mom status, but not seem mom-like, the best I can do is wear animal prints, leather and idolize Hello Kitty. Unfortunately, I hate all those things, so instead I'll just work that whole guys-marry-their-mothers thing.