M. T. Dremer profile image 95

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 Is this still considered common courtesy, or is it part of outdated gender roles?

 

sort by best latest

Edward J. Palumbo profile image87

Ed Palumbo (Edward J. Palumbo) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
Phyllis Doyle profile image98

Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
dashingscorpio profile image87

dashingscorpio says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
prettynutjob30 profile image88

Mary (prettynutjob30) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • dashingscorpio profile image

    dashingscorpio 2 years 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.


  • See all 3 comments
MizBejabbers profile image90

MizBejabbers says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Edward J. Palumbo profile image

    Ed Palumbo (Edward J. Palumbo) 2 years 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?


  • See all 2 comments
Omeva profile image74

Omar Jackson (Omeva) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
gmwilliams profile image87

Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Edward J. Palumbo profile image

    Ed Palumbo (Edward J. Palumbo) 2 years 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.


  • See all 2 comments
chuckandus6 profile image75

Nichol marie (chuckandus6) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment