Funny rules for dating
In most cases, it was like shaking hands with a smiling canned ham. The more impressive the girl, the worse her father. I mean, aren’t parents the most indecipherable of all human beings?If your date was Goldilocks, her dad looked like Shrek, big, green and warty. ”Of course, that’s not exactly what her father meant.So, big, green and warty, I returned to the struggling little fishing village of Santa Monica for another boyfriend inspection. Must be fluent in the classics: “The Big Lebowski,” “Chinatown,” “Moonstruck,” “Caddyshack” and Donald Sutherland’s masterwork, “Kelly’s Heroes.” Rule 8.The lovely and patient older daughter has been seeing this guy, who hasn’t been dad-certified yet. Told me he’s originally from the suburbs of New York, which set off all sorts of alarms. Always bright, always aggressive, yet they have the mannerisms of small animals that find themselves trapped in your garage. Must enjoy mocking stuff: skinny jeans, bespoke suits, Microsoft, political dynasties, Prius drivers, hipsters, aging hippies, political extremists, Portland, the NRA, Robin Thicke, the New Yorker, LA Weekly and (especially) that guy who used to play Doogie Howser and now somehow hosts all the major awards shows. Must see some truth to the provocative observation: “In the world of sports, Muhammad Ali changed everything.”Rule 10.Rule Five: It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early." Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls.This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter.“The idea of dad polishing his gun while meeting the new boyfriend is often the lazy commentary when it comes to how fathers will handle their daughters dating.” We believe this commentary is just as harmful in perpetuating stereotypes.And be warned stereotypes: “We will make you go away.” Your thoughts?
If a young woman can’t even date your son without being threatened, what is life going to be like when she marries him? A while back, Aaron Gouveia made some observations on The Good Men Project about “The Rules” that every father supposedly follows when a boy is dating his daughter.My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge.Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?Editor’s note: We have recently found out that the “Rules for Dating My Son” were taken from the blog of April Sopczak.It was a humorous take on the “Rules for Dating My Daughter.” See April’s original post here.