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If You Want To Date My Daughter, You Must Follow These Rules (Part 1)

By Michael Sheehan |

Image Source: Microsoft Clip Art

A few years ago, I came across a funny article, or perhaps it was an email, I can’t quite remember. But it was the subject matter that got my interest. It laid down rules from the perspective of a father to the prospective boyfriend of a daughter. I’ve tried to modernize the rules a bit and make them more appropriate.

I am very tempted to actually have this set of rules available when my daughters hit the dating age. Unless, of course, I lock them all away in a tower. That evil witch who put Rapunzel high away from the world and prevented her from coming down was actually pretty smart. But until I build a 5-story high stone tower, I need to have a set of rules that all young men wanting to date my daughter must follow.

Please find 5 of the 10 Daddy Rules For Dating. So daters take note! The rules have changed!

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If You Want To Date My Daughter, You Must Follow These Rules (Part 1)

No Honking

You WILL get our of your car, walk to the front door, ring the doorbell and wait patiently for my princess to be ready. If you honk, you won't be picking anything up.
Image source: Microsoft Clip Art

Tomorrow, I will complete the list to make it 10. These are really important rules, not only for Fathers to have available for any prospects who came by, but also for any young man who is in the dating age.

Do you have any rules that you are or will impose for those “boys” who date your daughters? Leave a comment!

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan is an avid technologist, blogger, social media pundit, loving husband and father of 3 beautiful girls. Sheehan writes about technology, consumer electronics, cloud computing, gadgets, software, hardware, parenting "hacks," and other tips & tricks. He has contributed to the Dad channel on Babble, and posts regularly on his blog High Tech Dad.

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