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Seattle mom seeks prom date in Craigslist ad

The average family spends about $700 to $1900 on prom night. (AP)

Only weeks after a report came out saying the average cost to fund your kid's prom night costs more than what I paid for my first car, a Seattle mom is willing to shell out hundreds of dollars on an escort for her daughter.

The mom, who wished to remain anonymous, according to 97.3 KIRO FM's Dori Monson Show, wrote in her Craigslist ad: "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."

Whoa! If that was my mom, I would be mortified, which might explain why she wouldn't indulge Dori in an interview. Her daughter was probably threatening her within an inch of her life, or at least that's what I imagine as a former daughter of prom age.

While I'm mortified for the daughter, Dori thinks the whole thing is just creepy.

"As the father of daughters, this is horrifying to me...Why can't they find a date to prom?"

It's not clear the motive for the post, maybe the boys at the school are sub-par at best, maybe the girl is really shy, or maybe the parents just want their daughter to come away with some stellar photos.

The mother did say she would rather keep quiet about the whole thing. Well guess what mom, too late for that!

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.


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