Post # 47
He asked my dad in the car on the way to a fair just a few hours before we flew back to Texas! My mom, my uncle, and I were in one car, and my dad asked if my Boyfriend or Best Friend wanted to ride with him in his really awesome new sports car. Apparently my Boyfriend or Best Friend talked at a million miles an hour for the whole ride, which is very uncharacteristic of him around my parents, and my dad thought he was really weird. My Boyfriend or Best Friend finally asked right at the end, as they were pulling into the parking lot. My dad said he didn’t really have to ask, but he’d be happy to call him his son.
That was back at the beginning of September, and my Boyfriend or Best Friend hasn’t asked me yet!
Post # 48
I told him, “don’t you dare ask my dad for permission”.
Dad wasn’t expecting him to, either. No big deal!
Post # 49
He didn’t. We had been living together for a couple of years, and I had been out of the house and living on my own for almost 10 years. Also, we’re not very traditional.
My dad actually said later on (after the engagement), that he would have thought it was “weird and creepy” if my husband had asked him, and he would have laughed and told him “you’re asking the wrong person – ask G, she’s the one who would will be marrying you!” lol
Post # 50
He didn’t – because i’m not my father’s property to be asked for. I would have been seriously insulted had he asked either of my parents before asking me.
Post # 51
My Darling Husband asked my dad over the phone (considering that he lived 12 hours away from my parents at the time and we only got to see them at Christmas once a year, there really wasn’t another option). My dad thought it was just as sweet to be asked via phone as it would have been in person.
If your SO can’t go up with you for the holidays, asking via the phone is perfectly fine in my book! 🙂
Post # 52
He didn’t–he asked my mom for her blessing.
He called her up on the way to dinner on the night he proposed. He knew she couldn’t keep it a secret otherwise.
Post # 53
@Mrs.KMM: Agreed. I think my parents would have still been thrilled to hear it over the phone.
My friend (I’ll call her Jane) has the CUTEST story about how her Fiance (I’m calling him John for now) asked her dad (Dr. Doe). The day he planned to propose, John showed up at Dr. Doe’s office. Dr. Doe is a doctor with his own practice. Anyway, John approached the receptionists and announced that he was there to see Dr. Doe, and the receptionists, of course, asked if he had an appointment. “No,” John said, “I’m here to ask him for his daughter’s hand in marriage.” The receptionists, of course, were all excited, but they had to stop for a second to ask John which daughter he was talking about – Jane is one of five! Anyway, they let him in, John asked, and Dr. Doe pulled him into a big hug and called him “son.” I think that story is so adorable.
Post # 54
The Candadian asked me for my mother’s phone number, rang her to say he wanted to arrange a meeting with my father over that weekend.
I was there with my mum, then my dad came home from work around midday and my mum and I ran in different directions haha!
I sat on the stairs and listened to a little of the conversation (I didn’t want to listen to proposal details as my dad had enquired as to when this would be taking place). He basically said that he wanted to ask his permission to ask me to marry him.
We then all sat down and had a big breakfast/lunch together – I was still in my pjs. Low key but one one of the best days of my life!
Post # 55
My fiance and i live in australia, and my parents live in canada, so it isn’t really practical…he would never call or skype my parents without me there…they’ve met a bunch of times but they don’t have that kind of relationship and i’m SO happy about that!!
I would have been really put off if he’d asked my dad or my parents. It just doesn’t sit well with me.