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Asking Parent's Permission to Marriage

Is It a Parent's Place to Grant Their Daughter's Hand in Marriage?

The minute a child is born, parents start imagining who the baby will grow up to be. They see images of the infant playing sports, drawing pictures, wearing a cap and gown, securing a job, and getting married. While asking a father's (or parent's) permission for their girl's hand in marriage may be a tradition in some families, modern times have made women more independent. Do you hope that your daughter's fiance will propose to her or ask you first?

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Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I would be thrilled to death if my boyfriend asked my parents before proposing. It's not a sign of oppression, it's a sign of respect. It's tradition.
Moms Moms 5 years
I want to hear the exciting news straight from my daughter. I don't want to know before she does.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 5 years
I am with you Sourcherry. My dad would be so uncomfortable to if my husband would have done that.
sourcherry sourcherry 5 years
I don't want any partner of mine asking my parents permission, even though I have a good relationship with them. I just don't feel like it's their decision to make. By the same logic, if someday I have a daughter I wouldn't expect that from her partner.
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