As we recently told you, the latest season of “The Bachelor” ended this week with leading man Peter Weber going against his parents’ wishes and choosing to get back together with Madison. No one was more upset by this than Peter’s extremely-involved mom, Barb. She wasn’t afraid to share her opinions on national TV. And even when he begged her to give Madison a chance, Barb refused, saying, “Everyone that knows him knows that it’s not going to work.”
Now it seems this overprotective mama has inspired a new dating trend: “Barbing.” Dating app Plenty of Fish coined the term and explains it’s “when a parent interferes in their child’s relationship, pressuring them to make decisions based on their own preferences.”
They say 25% of singles have second-guessed a relationship because of the way their family felt about their love interest. And while parents are always going to have opinions about the people their kids date, at some point, they need to let them make their own choices and accept it … or at least keep their thoughts to themselves.