11. I started dating my wife in high school, 3 years out of high school I decided to ask her. We had been together 5 years at that point.
I asked her father… his response was “I’ll think about it”
Two weeks later I get a call from my future mother in law telling me I could marry her daughter, and she was so sorry that he didn’t tell me yes sooner. She said she was calling me for him to tell me yes. In the background I heard him yelling “fine! whatever!…” Pretty sure he finally let it slip to her that I had asked him.
I know this makes him sound bad, but he really was just struggling giving up his youngest daughter. He’s actually the best man/father/person I’ve ever known.
12. My wife made it very clear that her dad always wanted her future husband to ask him for permission. I don’t really believe in the whole asking a father for permission thing but I figured I’d give it a shot. Happy wife, happy life and all.
After a painfully awkward conversation with her parents’ thick English accents, turns out that he’d just been messing with her the whole time. Didn’t want me to ask for permission, awkward for both of us.