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Hi, I'm the author of this post. There are a few things I would like to clarify. First, I am from the south, and it is considered respectful to ask the father for his daughter's hand in marriage. This is usually just a formality, but it shows the parents a lot of respect. This is usually done in person. This has nothing to do with viewing someone as property. This was just a gesture of goodwill to her parents. Nothing more. Second, the reason I didn't ask them in person is because
By Anonymous - / Friday 4 September 2009 07:39 / Korea Republic of
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Hi, I'm the author of this post. There are a few things I would like to clarify. First, I am from the south, and it is considered respectful to ask the father for his daughter's hand in marriage. This is usually just a formality, but it shows the parents a lot of respect. This is usually done in person. This has nothing to do with viewing someone as property. This was just a gesture of goodwill to her parents. Nothing more. Second, the reason I didn't ask them in person is because

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It's hard to explain but it's like showing that he cares for her very much and cares about the parents, too. It doesn't relate to the actual approval of getting married. It's just a friendly heads up of "Hey, I want to marry her" which can also be "Hey, you may have grand-kids soon!"

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"Who the hell asks a woman's parent's for permission to marry her?" ...are you serious? how old are you and where do you live? asking the parents permission is about old fashioned courtesy and respect for the parents of your girlfriend (...usually something that is a GOOD trait...), not about actually getting "permission" in the form of a "yes" or "no". also... the parents usually have an idea it might happen, and therefore it would be rare to ever

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Normall people ask for the parents' blessing, meaning approval, not necessarily permission. It just signifies respect for your (hopefully) future parents in law, and that you respect their opinion of you.

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95, just shut up, this is the kind of ignorance that is killing our culture. the poor guy cared enough about her gf that he made a commitment to respect her parents. too bad she was a b though...

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lol firstly you are a fool for having no respect for other people's cultures. secondly do you understand how the horrible-inlaws cliche came to be? no matter how horrible the parents of ones partner might be, usually the partner still has feelings for them because you know they are their parents and its therefore usually a good idea to have a good working relationship with the parents regardless of your personal views

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Not creative at all. Actually even more sad now that I know you're a dude. Based on all the whiney "She left me" lyrics, I assumed you were a little girl starting her journey through puberty. Dude, get a better taste in music. And stop copy and pasting. It doesn't add to your personality, unless of course your personality consists of being a douche, then please continue...

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