With more and more friends getting engaged/married, I’m much more likely to write about all that stuff. That’s one of the advantages about blogging about whatever the hell I want. As I get older, perhaps the topics of what I talk about might expand. Don’t worry though, despite the potentially more mature subject matter, I don’t plan on taking on a less juvenile tone and point of view.
So while it might be somewhat old-school for a guy to get his girlfriend’s dad’s blessing before proposing, I don’t believe it’s essential. In fact, and in many cases, it’s more of a formality than anything. It’s a nice gesture on the guy’s part. It’s not like if dad says “no,” then the guy will alter his plans to propose. In fact, going against the girl’s dad’s wishes probably makes the whole thing more forbidden/romantic/etc.
But what about mom? How come you don’t hear much about guys getting the girl’s mom’s blessing before proposing? Does mom not count as much? Such sexism. Societal sexism!