M. T. Dremer profile image 90

Should men still ask a woman's father for permission before proposing?


Marriages in the past were very different arrangements than they are now. But one of the traditions that still exists today is asking the woman's father for his permission/blessing before proposing. Is this still considered common courtesy, or is it part of outdated gender roles?

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Edward J. Palumbo says

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dashingscorpio says

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Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) says

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Omar Jackson (Omeva) says

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MizBejabbers says

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    Edward J. Palumbo 21 months ago

    I'm guessing your family structure is very different than mine. Possession of her father? Dollar signs? What about the love and respect between a father and daughter? Or the fact she was was raised properly to observe certain courtesies?


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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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    Edward J. Palumbo 20 months ago

    A mature woman does not need her father's permission; however, if their relationship was healthy, she would likely want her father's participation, joyful support and approval without a dependency upon it.


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Mary (prettynutjob30) says

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    A lot of "chivalry" was rooted in sexism!

    Women were seen as the "weaker sex" and needed to be sheltered and protected like children. The important decisions were left up to the men. "Don't worry your pretty little head". Being "special" is weak.


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Nichol marie (chuckandus6) says

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