13. His reception was room temperature. Didn’t say no but wanted be to have a better job, better house and more money saved up.
14. My father in-law is very traditional, and also values “manliness”… neither of which terribly describes me.
I felt it would have been terribly rude to my SO if I were to ask her father’s permission to marry her, but I also felt he would have considered it rude if I didn’t talk to him about it first, so what I did was this:
I took him off to the side, and said, “Mike, I’m going to be proposing to your daughter. What do you think of that?”
He took it very well, and I didn’t compromise my values by “asking permission”.
We’ve been married for over two years now.