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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