For dating my daughter

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LOST CHAPTER: Read the excerpt "That big Ten Commandments monument has been removed from the courthouse in Alabama.

It's been replaced, I believe, with eight simple rules for dating my daughter." "The book 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter is hysterically funny and universally entertaining.

You’re “respecting” her, instead of teaching her and giving her boundaries.” But one dad says, “My 16 year old’s new boyfriend the other day asked my permission to date my daughter, and I told him basically the same thing.

Interestingly enough, I came across a photo of a proud feminist father’s “rules for dating my daughter” that makes me think into the future. Her body, her rules Feminist Father” His daughter, 20-year-old Kristine, bought him the T-shirt for Father’s Day, and posted the picture on her blog.

But every now and then, someone reminds us about having to ward off the boys.

As time passed, you learned to pick up your dates before the cocktail hour, before her dad was feeling extra social and likely to utter the worst words you'd ever heard: "Sit down, son. He meant: "Have I ever bored your folks with pointless stories at lousy holiday parties?

"To which I'd then reply: "Yeah, probably."Today, boyfriend inspections are still a part of American dating culture, kept alive by fathers like me with a misguided sense of ownership over their children, the people they love more than anything in the whole world.

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