What rules would you have for anyone (of age) dating your daughter?

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  1. Lady_E profile image67
    Lady_Eposted 5 years ago

    What rules would you have for anyone (of age) dating your daughter?

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  2. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    My daughters are married now, but I used most of the rules on that shirt and I always reminded them that "I would hunt them down and make their life hell." Needless to say I never had any issues with who my daughters dated smile
    This song by Rodney Atkins is great for parents of daughters and granddaughters.... http://youtu.be/jjO9kX4npVY

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's beautiful to know Linda. What a blessing. Thanks for sharing the video.

  3. Ericdierker profile image50
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    How fun! I have a few more like: It is assumed you are evil, do not prove it. You break a her heart, I break a your head. Her boyfriends are like family to me, that means death is the only way out. If she cries while she is seeing you, it is your fault.

    But I must confess I am a big sissy pants. If a guy makes either of my daughters happy. Then I would cut off my own arm for him ---- so far none have,,, sigh.

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aaaawh.....  do deep down you are a big softy but you are letting him know how things stand, so he doesn't take her for granted. Thanks.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I don't have children but if I did my emphasis would be on influencing my own child's choices and decisions as well as prepare my daughter by teaching her how males think. My daughter would know her curfew and my expectations. I'd hold her responsible for her actions.
    She'd have a cell phone to call me if anything goes wrong. I'd like to believe I would not be one these naïve parents who believes their child is an saint and it's the rest of the world's children who are out to corrupt them. I'd hold my kids responsible for following the rules of my household. I would consider it a failure on my part to raise a daughter who behaves like sheep and is easily manipulated men.

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I particularly liked the point about teaching a daughter how males think. It's very different from girls. Cheers.

  5. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Lady E.....I don't have a daughter.....but I DO have 4 sons.(all married) and needless to mention, I WAS a daughter.  First , let me say I LOVE that T-shirt and absolutely HAVE to get one for each of my sons, who have a daughter!!  It is hilarious......and fairly accurate, I might add, if I am reading my sons, correctly.
    Through the years, I've often wondered what having a daughter would be like.....and what sort of Mom I would be, to a female child.   Knowing myself as well as I do, I know a few things for certain.   I'd leave the "rules" to the guys, up to my husband......and spend my time and experience, teaching my daughter the RULES about dating guys!    Come to think of it......it's probably GOOD for the male population, I did not raise a daughter!!   LOL!    Great question!....Now, I have to search for that T-shirt!!

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Paula. I enjoyed reading your comment. Chances are high that you will still have a daughter, but in the form of a beautiful Grand daughter. Hope you find the T Shirt. :-).

  6. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    Every rule on that tee pretty much describes me. Thank GOD I choose not to have kids.

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aaawh... Express10. Thanks for stopping.  :-)

  7. OutWest profile image60
    OutWestposted 5 years ago

    As the father of a daughter: Honesty and respect

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers Outwest.

  8. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    I shall answer this hypothetically since I do not have children.  Here are my rules for dating my daughter as follows:

    (1) must have intelligence. Young men should have an interest in pursuing knowledge and education.  If a young man is not interested in broadening his knowledge and educational horizons-NO NO.  YOU definitely will not be dating my daughter.
    (2) be respectful.  Young men should treat young women as ladies, not conquests, the "w", "b",. and "c" words. Young men should be gentlemen at all times, being a thug is totally inexcusable in my eyes.  If YOU choose to be a thug, YOU will NEVER set foot in MY house.
    (3) be from a good, stable home.  My daughter will NOT date anyone who comes from a less than stable home.  A young man is often effected by his home environment.  Young men from less than stable home environments are less likely to do well in school and achieve a high level of success later in life.  If your home life and/or environment is less than stable, STAY AWAY from my daughter.
    (4) have a good socioeconomic background.  Parents should have jobs which can decently support a family. A  young man's socioeconomic background is often a determinant as to his aspirations, goals , what he wants out of life,and his particular values. His socioeconomic background also influences whether he will settle for nothing or near nothing in life or achieve the highest that his human potential decrees. If  you DO NOT have the proper socioeconomic background, MY daughter will NOT date him.
    (5) be ethical.  A young man is to have a sense level of accountability and responsibility.  He should know what is right and wrong and not veer from it.  He should have a sense of honor.  If YOU do not possess such values, over my DEAD BODY will you date my daughter.
    (6) have a good relationship with his parents and/or siblings, especially his mother and/or sisters. Young men who have good relationships with his mother and/or sisters tend to treat other females respectfully.  If  you have a poor relationship with your mother and/or sisters, NO WAY in h***** will YOU date my daughter.
    Here are my hypothetical rules for dating my daughter.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Correction: The last sentence to #4 should read If you DO NOT have the proper socioeconomic background, MY daughter will NOT date you, not him. Sorry for the error.

    2. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for taking time to write a long comment. I love that No 6 is there. I always watch how a man relates to his mum/sisters. However, on No 3, kids can't help what influences their background. So, a partner could have a good influence & help t

  9. twig22bend profile image75
    twig22bendposted 5 years ago

    Your daughter is the one that needs to know your rules, which has been discussed with her endlessly. She should be able to define each and every statement on your tee and explain to you exactly what you mean be each one.

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

  10. Tonipet profile image83
    Tonipetposted 5 years ago

    I don't have children but I have almost grown-up nieces and they're like daughters to me. I see it best making clear to her date (the man of my age) of my understanding that love measures no age, and of him to mark in his heart and mind that the best wishes he's ever had for his own daughters are the same wishes I'd like him to understand for mine. Perhaps by beginning things with respect and trust, everything else reciprocates.

    1. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's lovely  because, sometimes they will not want to talk to their parents about certain issues and in such cases, you are the best person to, instead of someone outside the family. Aunty Toni. :-)

 
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