As time passed, you learned to pick up your dates before the cocktail hour, before her dad was feeling extra social and likely to utter the worst words you'd ever heard: "Sit down, son. He meant: "Have I ever bored your folks with pointless stories at lousy holiday parties?
"To which I'd then reply: "Yeah, probably."Today, boyfriend inspections are still a part of American dating culture, kept alive by fathers like me with a misguided sense of ownership over their children, the people they love more than anything in the whole world.
Once upon a time, callow young men almost always met their dates' dads.
This ritual vetting was an important part of protecting the human species from random romantic mistakes.
He might be a well-adjusted young man full of the right things, but I was not at his age, and I know all the angles. Control the public displays of affection and in private too.
I’m not proud of my years as a teenage boy, but as a parent I have a wealth of experience to draw upon. I know you’re going to kiss, but I sure don’t want to see it. Show my daughter the respect she deserves, and she’s been taught to treat you the same way. And no, you can’t go out of town together to see a concert. We spent all those years teaching and instilling values.
Rule #4 In today’s world, sexual activity among young people is becoming rather common place.
Just because this is a commonality does not mean that it will be happening with my daughter.
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