Ten rules for dating my daughter joke
If a young woman can’t even date your son without being threatened, what is life going to be like when she marries him? A while back, Aaron Gouveia made some observations on The Good Men Project about “The Rules” that every father supposedly follows when a boy is dating his daughter.
“The idea of dad polishing his gun while meeting the new boyfriend is often the lazy commentary when it comes to how fathers will handle their daughters dating.” We believe this commentary is just as harmful in perpetuating stereotypes.
Let me elaborate: When it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.
Rule Five: It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is “early.”Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls.
We know there are gender differences and gender stereotypes. Don’t you realize this is the prelude to every mother-in-law joke there is?
The list above plays off a repeating joke: “I will make you go away.” Well, with a mother like you, that might be a relief.
If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter’s body, I will remove them.
It just never sat well with me, even when I was far too young to completely understand why. Warren turns that whole narrative on its ass — and it’s fantastic.
Marine, gathered these rules together from around the Web, updated them a bit and sent them to me. Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you’d better be delivering a package, because you’re sure not picking anything up.
You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck.
Instead of just standing there, why don’t you do something useful, like change the oil in my car and rotate the tires?
Rule Eight: The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool.
This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter.