33. I asked permission from my future father-in-law to both date and marry his daughter. Both times, he just gave me a big grin before consenting.
I see some comments here that people don’t think you need permission. You’re right. You don’t. But view it as a respectful, old school move. Just remember, you’re not just marrying your spouse, you’re also marrying their family.
It’s been 16 years since we were married. In that time, I’ve lost my own dad. Fortunately, I have a father-in-law that I love like a father and who loves me like his own son. Respect and open communication from the beginning has paid off in spades.
34. I took him to a cocktail bar, he knew what was coming. I gave my little speech and asked his permission and he responded? “How could I say no?”
Which was nice but completely knocked me off guard — as if he was challenging me to come up with reasons why he shouldn’t.
When I proposed my now-wife said, “Of course!” So I always joke that her family has a problem with the word “yes.”