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Asking permission before proposing is...

Dec 15th 2010

  • Absolutely appropriate - 45.9%
  • Old-fashioned but nice - 30.9%
  • Not necessary - 6.8%
  • Depends on the situation - 13.7%
  • Please don't !! - 2.7%

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August 15th, 2012 - Trent-693243 said:

i had this discussion with my daughter and i expect her future husband to ask me. This is a sign of respect and if he has the courage to ask me then i figured he is mature enough to be responsible to take care of the most precious gift that he will be responsible for my daughter. This will also give me the opportunity to share with him Gods expectations for marriage and what his role as husband should be.

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June 22nd, 2012 - John-683886 said:

something I had thought was standard practice, previously, but now I know it's possible to see if it were ever an option. I've not married, so, perhaps it's a good idea!

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April 12th, 2012 - Lorraine-361741 said:

a must!

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December 20th, 2011 - Jennifer-603810 said:

It is so appropriate. If someone asked my parents permission, they wouldn't tell me. My little brother asked his fiance's parents and then set up a romantic date on Christmas Eve. People may think it is old fashioned but I think it shows character and respect for not only your future spouse but for her parents!

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December 15th, 2011 - Deborah-790049 said:

i would prefer surprise and at my age -i do not think my parents permission reqired--though they would no asap and be happy

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Poll Demographics

Absolutely appropriate (886 votes)
Overall Response
44.0%
Men
43.4%
Women
44.6%
18-25 yr olds
57.8%
26-35 yr olds
53.3%
36-50 yr olds
41.0%
51+ yr olds
33.5%
Old-fashioned but nice (644 votes)
Overall Response
32.0%
Men
31.2%
Women
32.9%
18-25 yr olds
28.1%
26-35 yr olds
30.1%
36-50 yr olds
35.5%
51+ yr olds
30.3%
Not necessary (139 votes)
Overall Response
6.9%
Men
7.5%
Women
6.3%
18-25 yr olds
1.6%
26-35 yr olds
4.3%
36-50 yr olds
7.9%
51+ yr olds
9.8%
Depends on the situation (284 votes)
Overall Response
14.1%
Men
15.1%
Women
13.0%
18-25 yr olds
10.9%
26-35 yr olds
10.7%
36-50 yr olds
12.0%
51+ yr olds
22.0%
Please don't !! (61 votes)
Overall Response
3.0%
Men
2.8%
Women
3.3%
18-25 yr olds
1.6%
26-35 yr olds
1.7%
36-50 yr olds
3.5%
51+ yr olds
4.4%