When it comes to weddings and engagements, I am extremely old fashioned. One of my closest girlfriends got engaged over the weekend after hearing the engagement story, we found out that the ring had been burning a hole through his pocket because he was having a hard time tracking down her dad so they could have "the talk." The sly guy that he is was finally able to ask his permission to marry his daughter, but his persistence got me thinking about the importance of engagement tradition. While it will be immensely important to me that my boyfriend asks my father for my hand before asking me, how do you feel? Would you be upset and disappointed if your boyfriend didn't?